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Beam Suntory fined almost US$20m after India bribery investigation

28 Oct 2020

Beam Suntory has agreed to pay US$19.6m to the US Department of Justice to settle a long-running corruption investigation in India.

Coca-Cola Amatil expertise could fuel alcohol ambitions - Coca-Cola European Partners

26 Oct 2020

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.

Suntory Holdings ramps up anti-COVID face-shield project with Tokyo bar trials

16 Oct 2020

Suntory Holdings is market testing a face-shield that allows consumers to eat and drink while protecting themselves from COVID-19.

Why the latest sexism row will be a watershed moment for whisky - comment

15 Oct 2020

The recent campaign against Jim Murray's 'Whisky Bible' has shone a light on sexism in whisky, and there's no turning it off now. Brands will need to take a proactive, as opposed to merely reactive, stance to show that their condemnation of misogyny and commitment to inclusivity goes beyond lip service, says Amy Hopkins.

Beam Suntory launches five-country whisk(e)y Ao in GTR

15 Oct 2020

Beam Suntory is to focus on the Global Travel Retail channel with "world whiskey" Ao, a blend of expressions from Scotland, the US, Japan, Ireland and Canada.

Beam Suntory offers assistance to US immigrants with Hornitos-led project

24 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory's Hornitos Tequila brand is fronting an activation designed to support legal immigrants in their attempts to become US citizens.

Has Diageo opened the door to a takeover, will alcohol-free spirits really take off and is Anheuser-Busch InBev looking for a new leader? - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Sep 2020

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-abv spirits and the likelihood of a new CEO at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Beam Suntory wades into "sexist" whisky guide row

22 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory and other whisky distillers have backed a campaign accusing the author of a leading industry guide of using crude and sexist language.

Beam Suntory readies global campaign for Bowmore Scotch whisky

18 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory has lined up a global digital activation to celebrate more than 240 years of the single malt Scotch whisky brand Bowmore.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

17 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. The decline was slightly sharper than rival Diageo, which saw its top-line slide 8% over the same period. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Beam Suntory signs Wimbledon tie-up for Sipsmith Gin

14 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory's Sipsmith brand has become the Wimbledon tennis tournament's first global gin partner.

Beam Suntory's On The Rocks purchase opens door to non-alc - Interview, CEO Albert Baladi

4 Sep 2020

For the CEO of one of the world's biggest spirits companies, Albert Baladi, has a lot of positive things to say about non-alcoholic cocktails.

Beam Suntory ups pre-mix cocktail ante with On The Rocks purchase

2 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory has built on its two-year tie-up with pre-mix cocktail producer On The Rocks by acquiring the US start-up outright.

Beam Suntory’s Little Book Chapter 4: Lessons Honored - Product Launch - American whiskey in the US data

21 Aug 2020

Beam Suntory has released the fourth in a limited-edition series of Bourbons that honours former Beam master distiller Fred Noe.

Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 37-Year-Old Fenghuang Edition - Product Launch - Scotch whisky in China data

18 Aug 2020

Beam Suntory has launched a second expression in a range of Bowmore Scotch whiskies targeted at the Chinese market.

Diageo targets US super-premium gin with Aviation, Davos Brands buy

17 Aug 2020

Diageo has lined up the addition of Aviation American Gin to its high-end gin stable, spending up to US$610m on the brand's privately-held owner, Davos Brands.

Beam Suntory hails digital "hero" images after Bowmore online sales bounce

17 Aug 2020

Beam Suntory is to expand the use of new computer-generated bottle shots for smartphone shopping after the images helped boost the online sales of its Bowmore Scotch whisky brand by double-digits.

Why RTDs could spur the next wave of growth for whisky - comment

13 Aug 2020

The ready-to-drink category has emerged as the unlikely hero of the drinks world. Whisky - particularly Scotch - has been slow to capitalise on the trend, but a wealth of planned NPD could offer a lifeline for a segment that has famously struggled to connect with a younger audience. Category commentator Amy Hopkins investigates.

Beam Suntory to chase low-cal RTD boom with 2021 launches - CEO

30 Jul 2020

Beam Suntory is poised to take spirits brands such as Jim Beam into low-calorie RTDs, a category fuelled by the success of hard seltzers.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2020

20 Jul 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

DISCUS switches chairs with Beam Suntory replacing Diageo

15 Jul 2020

Diageo and Beam Suntory have swapped places at the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) with the latter providing the next chair of the US trade body.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spiritsbids farewell to emerging spirits lead

6 Jul 2020

The head of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits' emerging spirits division has left the US distributor after a 17-year tenure.

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo pull social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined a number of companies in putting a temporary stop on their social media advertising, including Facebook, in an ongoing row over hate speech.

Beam Suntory chases Jim Beam merchandising with IMG deal

24 Jun 2020

Beam Suntory is targeting new licensing arrangements for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand after partnering with global merchandising company IMG.

The Boston Beer Co launches Truly hard seltzer sorbet

24 Jun 2020

The Boston Beer Co has turned to ice-cream as a means to gain further traction in the US hard seltzer category.

Beam Suntory's Northern Keep Canadian vodka - Product Launch

24 Jun 2020

The Canadian division of Beam Suntory has released details of a recently-launched Canadian vodka, available exclusively in its home market.

Tongue in Peat peated tomato juice - Product Launch

16 Jun 2020

A former Beam Suntory employee has created a tomato juice that has been smoked with burning peat from the Scottish island of Islay.

Why craft whisky/whiskey will never be the same again - comment

11 Jun 2020

The craft whisk(e)y industry is trapped in a vice, with pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and retaliatory tariffs deepening the cracks that have existed for some time. In her debut for just-drinks, dark spirits category commentator Amy Hopkins forecasts that the road to recovery will be long and hard, and only the strong will survive.

Beam Suntory’s Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin - Product Launch

28 May 2020

Beam Suntory has lined up the first flavour of a 'Sipping Series' range under its Sipsmith gin brand.

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