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Kirin Holdings lines up Kirin Fermented Lemon Sour release

26 Feb 2021

Kirin Holdings is to launch a sour alcoholic RTD made with fermented lemon juice.

Kirin Holdings unveils new PET process that reduces bottle size

18 Feb 2021

Kirin Holdings has developed a new packaging technology that should make PET beverage bottles lighter.

Japan lays out whisky production rules in standardisation push

16 Feb 2021

Japanese whisky distillers have issued new labelling standards in an attempt to regulate the 100-year-old category.

Kirin Holdings to pull out of Myanmar JV, Carlsberg confirms "zero" military links

5 Feb 2021

Kirin Holdings is to terminate a brewing joint-venture in Myanmar after a military coup in the country.

Soft drinks looks outside for expert health & wellness help - comment

2 Feb 2021

In the wake of PepsiCo's tie-up with meat alternatives company Beyond Meat last week, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner looks at the category's underlying trends in health & wellness and assesses the benefits of tapping up the experts to create the next wave of functional fixes.

Beer, spirits brand owners join with online retailers to combat under-age alcohol sales

29 Jan 2021

Major alcohol brand owners including Beam Suntory, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have formed a new global organisation to limit online sales to under-age consumers.

Kirin reveals healthy beverage line-up to battle Japan's coronavirus declines

22 Jan 2021

Kirin has unveiled a raft of new launches for 2021, including an amino acid bottled water developed with healthy-lifestyle partner FANCL.

Kirin Holdings audit on Myanmar military funding "inconclusive"

7 Jan 2021

An independent investigation into Kirin Holdings' links to the Myanmar military has proved "inconclusive", the company has said.

Kirin Holdings predicts tax-relief boost for Japan beer volumes after tough 2020

6 Jan 2021

Kirin Holdings has targetted a double-digit boost in Japanese beer volumes this year as it predicts significant tailwinds from the country's ongoing alcohol tax overhaul.

Kirin Holdings agrees US$30m deal for Bira 91 stake

5 Jan 2021

Kirin Holdings is to pay about US$30m for a minority stake in India's B9 Beverages, the owner of craft beer brand Bira 91.

The soft drinks category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

10 Dec 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Kirin eyes alcohol focus in Oceania as Lion Dairy & Drinks sale agreed

26 Nov 2020

Kirin Holdings is to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese for AUD534m (US$393m), marking the company's exit from the non-alcoholic drinks category in Australia and New Zealand.

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.

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