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Will we solve the plastic problem in 2018?

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Stephen Beaumont | 23 Jan 2018

Our 2018 category previews continue. Here, beer industry commentator Stephen Beaumont shares his predictions on how the brewing world will weather the year ahead.


Ian Shackleton | 11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.


Olly Wehring | 3 Mar 2017

In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev completed the US$103bn acquisition of its main rival, SABMiller. ABI started its move in September 2015, when it notified SAB’s board that it was lining up an offer. Over the ensuing 13 months, a raft of SAB assets were offered for sale as ABI looked to navigate anti-competition hurdles. Here, just-drinks details all the subsequent divestments that ABI completed as part of its pursuit of SAB.


Andy Morton | 21 Feb 2017

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look overseas for growth.

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Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.


James Wilmore | 1 Jun 2012

Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 26 Apr 2018

Asahi has lined up its "biggest ever" marketing push for the Asahi Super Dry brand in the UK market.


Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2018

Asahi Holdings has relaunched its core beer Asahi Super Dry in the UK as it looks to Europe to make up for weak domestic sales.


Lucy Britner | 2 Jan 2018

Asahi Group Holdings has readied its previously-announced intention to offload two soft drinks joint-ventures in Indonesia.


Lucy Britner | 20 Dec 2017

Asahi Group Holdings has agreed to sell its stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co.


Andy Morton | 17 Oct 2017

Asahi's London brewery, Meantime Brewing Co, has launched two limited-edition beers, designed to be mixed together to give consumers a latte-style blend of coffee and cream ale.


Olly Wehring | 16 Oct 2017

Asahi Group Holdings has started the wheels rolling on a potential divestment of its stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co.


Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2017

Dubai-based distributor Maritime & Mercantile International is to handle Asahi's portfolio in South Africa after acquiring a majority stake in Brand 2 Consumer Premium Drinks Co.


Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2017

Asahi's UK brewery Meantime has launched its first gluten-free beer.


Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2017

Asahi is to start producing its Super Dry beer brand in Europe, the brewer's president has told reporters. 


Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2017

Japanese brewer Asahi has reportedly said it is ready to follow its recent burst of acquisition activity with "billions of dollars" more in spending.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2017

Japanese alcohol producer Asahi Group is to go it alone in Taiwan after setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary, according to reports out of Japan.


Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2017

Japan's domestic beer shipments fell to a record low for the fifth first-half-year in a row, as all three segments of the category declined amid tax changes, according to local reports.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2017

Asahi has agreed to sell its stake in the Tingyi-Asahi Beverages soft drinks unit in China to Tingyi.


Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2017

Asahi is continuing to focus investment on recent European acquisition Peroni Nastro Azzurro with the launch of a new outdoor marketing campaign.


Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2017

Asahi's UK brewery, Meantime Brewing Co, has launched three of its flagship beers in 33cl cans. 


Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its divestment of SABMiller's former Central & European beer assets for EUR7.3bn (US$7.7bn).


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2017

Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.


Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 2017

Asahi has readied the launch of the first extension of the Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brand in the US.


Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.


Andy Morton | 20 Feb 2017

Asahi Group's alcohol and soft drinks units drove up sales and profits last year to deliver a strong performance for the Japanese conglomerate.


Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2017

Carlsberg is the "logical buyer" for Asahi's Tsingtao stake if the 20% interest goes on sale, an analyst has said.

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