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Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told

1 Nov 2019

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev signs up Kirin brands for same-day craft beer delivery venture - just-drinks thinks

23 Sep 2019

A new project from Anheuser-Busch InBev's incubator unit is to deliver cold craft beer across London, including brands owned by Japanese brewer Kirin.

Accolade Wines offloads Knappstein Winery, mulls Houghton sale

23 Aug 2019

Accolade Wines is considering the sale of another Australian winery after confirming the divestment of Clare Valley's Knappstein Winery.

Kirin puts focus on health with US$1.21bn cosmetics firm stake buy

6 Aug 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin has ploughed JPY129bn (US$1.21bn) into a cosmetics firm to expand into the health food & beverage category.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

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

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Anheuser-Busch InBev rules roost in most valuable beer brands list - data

27 Jun 2019

Budweiser has been named the world's most valuable beer brand for the first time, overtaking Anheuser-Busch InBev stablemate Bud Light, according to rankings compiled by brand consultancy Brand Finance.

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields craft beer JV.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

12 Jun 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Kirin's Lion names ex-Pabst Brewing head as US craft beer MD

9 May 2019

Kirin-owned Australian brewer Lion has appointed former Pabst Brewing CEO Simon Thorpe to the newly created post of MD of its emerging North American craft beer business.

Kirin takes Little Creatures out of Asia-Pacific with London brewpub

8 May 2019

Kirin has launched its Australian craft beer Little Creatures in the UK with a micro-brewery and taproom in London, the brand's first outside Asia-Pacific.

Could Anheuser-Busch InBev IPO trigger brewing consolidation in South-East Asia? - Analysis

26 Apr 2019

With the likelihood increasing of a flotation of one of its regional operations, Anheuser-Busch InBev looks set to start the next brewing consolidation chapter - this time in South-East Asia.

Kirin's Lion snaps up UK brewer Magic Rock

29 Mar 2019

Kirin's Australasian unit, Lion, has purchased another UK craft brewery.

What will be Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead? – Analysis

21 Mar 2019

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

Kirin's Lion takes half share in Australia's Four Pillars Gin

21 Mar 2019

Kirin's Australian beer unit, Lion, has taken a 50% stake in Victoria's Four Pillars Gin.

Heineken Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

19 Mar 2019

In early-2018, Heineken reported its results for the year prior. Sales in the 12 months of the year came in 6% up on 2017, with all reporting regions posting volumes increases.  Here, just-drinks considers Heineken's performance over the last five years to see what the wider beer category can learn from the brewer.

Coca-Cola Amatil quells Lion Drinks & Dairy acquisition rumours

18 Mar 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil has said it is not pursuing the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts

6 Dec 2018

In just-drinks' beer review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But what is in store for 2019? We take a peek into our crystal ball to predict the biggest news and trends for the year ahead.

Brooklyn Brewery ditches Coopers Brewery for Lion in Australia

7 Nov 2018

Brooklyn Brewery has announced another change of partner in Australia, with Coopers Brewery making way for Lion-owned Little Creatures.

Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks

19 Oct 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

Kirin Holdings mulls Lion Dairy & Drinks sell-off

11 Sep 2018

Kirin Holdings has confirmed the launch of a "strategic review" of its Lion Dairy & Drinks division in Oceania.

Kirin's James Boag’s Wild Rivers - Product Launch

31 Aug 2018

Japanese brewer Kirin's Australian unit Lion has launched its first new James Boag's beer for a decade.

How Heineken is causing concern, why China still offers challenges and what future for PepsiCo's drinks operations - The just-drinks Analyst

28 Aug 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, returns this month with a headache from Heineken. He also considers the prospects for growth in the tricky Chinese market and surveys the dangers facing PepsiCo that its next CEO will have to deal with from day one.

Kirin Lion opens Little Creatures craft beer site in Singapore

12 Jun 2018

Kirin's Australian subsidiary, Lion, has expanded its craft beer operations in Asia. 

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry - Analysis

31 May 2018

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the US dollar.

Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks unit invests in Remedy Kombucha

20 Apr 2018

Kirin's Australian unit has made an investment in a kombucha brand.

Heineken Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

6 Mar 2018

In mid-February, Heineken released its results for 2017. The brewer posted a 5% increase in sales for the 12 months, on a 3% lift in volumes. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Siddle considers Heineken's performance over the last five years.

Beer drag brings Kirin 2017 sales to standstill - results

14 Feb 2018

Kirin’s domestic and overseas beer units dropped back last year as the Japanese company crawled to a slight sales rise.





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