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Bega Cheese to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks - report

23 Nov 2020

Bega Cheese is reportedly set to acquire Kirin Holding's Australian dairy and beverages business, Lion Dairy & Drinks, with an announcement of the deal expected imminently.

Campari Group wrestles with IT suspensions after malware attack

9 Nov 2020

Campari Group is the latest drinks company to be the subject of a hit of its digital systems, with a malware attack launched on the firm last week.

Four Pillars Modern Australian Gin lands in UK - Gin in the UK data

6 Nov 2020

Four Pillars Gin has added another expression to its presence in the UK's gin market.

Moody's predicts Kirin to be worst performer post-COVID

27 Oct 2020

Credit-rating agency Moody's has forecast that Japanese multi-category company Kirin will exit the coronavirus pandemic behind global rivals such as Heineken and Carlsberg.

Are beverage firms paying enough attention to deforestation? - sustainability spotlight

22 Oct 2020

A new initiative to address deforestation was launched last month by the Consumer Goods Forum involving 17 major manufacturers and retailers - but no drinks companies. Ben Cooper explores whether the beverage sector needs to do more in the area of deforestation.

Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners' Dough Wine range - Product Launch

8 Oct 2020

Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners has launched Dough Wines, a range of "food-friendly" varietals set to support the work of culinary and beverage organisation the James Beard Foundation (JBF).

Kirin Holdings to launch alcoholic smoothie VegeBar

7 Sep 2020

Japanese brewer Kirin is to launch an alcoholic smoothie called VegeBar that mixes fruit and vegetables.

Kirin looks for new Lion Dairy & Drinks owner after China Mengniu block - report

3 Sep 2020

Kirin Holdings is reportedly set to resume plans to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks business, an asset in Australia that was lined up to be offloaded to China Mengniu Dairy Co before the deal was called off last week.

Kirin cancels Lion Dairy & Drinks sale to China Mengniu Dairy Co

25 Aug 2020

Japan's Kirin Holdings has terminated a deal to sell Australian business Lion Dairy & Drinks to China Mengniu Dairy Co.

Australia puts brakes on Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks sale to Mengniu Dairy - report

20 Aug 2020

Australian authorities are poised to block Kirin's proposed sale of Lion Dairy & Drinks to China's Mengniu Dairy, according to a local report.

Fresh cyber attack rocks Lion Co as criminals demand US$800,000 - reports

18 Jun 2020

Lion Co, the Kirin-owned Australian brewer that was a victim of a ransomware virus last week, has been hit by another cyberattack, according to local reports.

Lion Co issues cybercrime warning as brewer struggles to recover from attack

17 Jun 2020

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned companies to bolster their cyber defences as a ransomware attack continues to hamper operations.

Ransomware attack shuts down Kirin's Lion Co breweries

12 Jun 2020

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned of beer shortages after a cyber attack halted production at its breweries.

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

27 May 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.

Mark Anthony Brands lines up White Claw launch in Australia

26 May 2020

Mark Anthony Brands is to launch its White Claw hard seltzer brand in Australia after signing a distribution deal with Kirin subsidiary Lion.

Top US brewers in 2019 - data

2 Apr 2020

This week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2019. Here is the top 50.

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Mar 2020

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends that are set to affect the future for the company, specifically, and for the global beer category, more broadly.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

5 Mar 2020

In early-February, Carlsberg reported a 3.2% rise in its sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Jan 2020

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.

Kirin’s Fourpure Juicebox IPA falls foul of Portman Group code

6 Jan 2020

An IPA brewed by Kirin's London craft brewery, Fourpure, has been lambasted by a UK industry watchdog over its potential appeal to children.

US craft consolidation continues as Two Rivers Beer Co moves for Bare Arms Brewing

3 Jan 2020

US craft brewer Two Rivers Beer Co has taken majority control of its peer, Bare Arms Brewing.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's ZX Ventures adds Fix8 kombucha to cold beer delivery

23 Dec 2019

An Anheuser-Busch InBev-backed cold-chain supplier that delivers same-day craft beer to London accounts has added a kombucha to its menu.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2019

20 Dec 2019

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.

Growth for craft beer volumes in US static at 4% - figures

11 Dec 2019

US volumes growth for craft beer is set to remain in the low single digits next year, new figures have shown.

Your company needs to do more to curb emissions - Consumers demand it - Sustainability Spotlight

29 Nov 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages of extreme weather, forest fires, Extinction Rebellion civil disobedience, children across the globe walking out of school in protest and Greta Thunberg scolding the UN's Climate Summit. However, while the climate debate undeniably gathered pace this year, the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions sadly did not.

Craft cooperatives "absolute future" of premium US beer market - Rabobank

27 Nov 2019

Taking a cooperative approach will help struggling craft brewers survive the increasingly-competitive high-end US beer market, a Rabobank analyst has said.

Kirin's Fourpure barrel-aged Jameson coffee stout Nightcap - Product Launch

26 Nov 2019

Kirin's London brewery, Fourpure Brewing Co, has teamed up with Jameson owner Pernod Ricard again to launch a 9%-abv barrel-aged imperial stout.

Kirin to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks for US$407m

25 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to sell its Australian dairy unit, Lion Dairy & Drinks, to China's Mengniu Dairy for AUD600m (US$407m).

US craft beer gangs up to battle Mad Max market - Comment

21 Nov 2019

When The Boston Beer Co agreed to combine with Dogfish Head Brewery in May, just-drinks wrote that it was the start of a new trend in US craft beer that will see independent brewers seek safety in numbers.

US craft beer sell-off continues as Kirin agrees New Belgium Brewing buy

20 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to buy New Belgium Brewing as another leading light of the US craft beer movement looks set to be snapped up by a multi-national.

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