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JAPAN: Domestic beer sales hammered by earthquake – figures

12 Apr 2011

Shipments of beer and quasi-beer drinks in Japan last month were hit hard by the earthquake and tsunami in the north-east of the country, according to recent figures.

CHINA: Snow boosts China Resources Enterprise FY results

24 Mar 2011

Consumer thirst for the Snow beer brand has helped China Resources Enterprise to report strong rises in net sales and profits for 2010.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Aussies Rule? Think Again

22 Mar 2011

The recent attempt by Asahi Breweries of Japan to buy P&N Beverages has led Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd to delve into the bedrock of the current ownership status of Australia’s beverage industry with some startling results.

JAPAN: Soft drinks companies may face hit from earthquake

17 Mar 2011

Global soft drinks companies are likely to feel the effects of the earthquake that struck Japan late last week, with many having meaningful sales exposure to the country.

JAPAN: Breweries count cost of earthquake

16 Mar 2011

Japanese brewers have suffered significant damage as a result of the earthquake that struck the country late last week, as concerns grow about the disaster's economic consequences.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

11 Mar 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

VIETNAM: Kirin Holdings acquires control of Interfood Shareholding

10 Mar 2011

Kirin Holdings has further extended its reach beyond Japan's stagnant drinks market by acquiring a majority stake in one of Vietnam's leading soft drinks producers, Interfood Shareholding Co.

CHINA: Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires Chinese brewer

18 Feb 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that it has signed a deal to acquire full control of the Liaoning Dalian Daxue Brewery Co in China.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings FY profits tumble, but beat expectations

11 Feb 2011

Kirin Holdings has posted a marked drop in net profits for 2010, although the numbers did come in above the company's forecast for the year.

JAPAN - Asahi Breweries FY profits rise, quells Foster's beer talk

8 Feb 2011

Asahi Breweries has reported a solid rise in full-year profits, but the Japanese brewer's president has dampened speculation that the group will bid for Foster's Group's Australian beer arm.

JAPAN - Kirin Holdings inches up Fraser & Neave stake

8 Feb 2011

Japan's Kirin Holdings has upped its stake in Fraser & Neave.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to acquire rest of Pokka - reports

7 Feb 2011

Sapporo Holdings is set to acquire all outstanding shares in fellow Japanese food and drink group, Pokka, according to reports.

Comment - Coca-Cola Co lays a marker in China

4 Feb 2011

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement that it has produced its first "billion-dollar brand" in an emerging market is a sign of things to come.

AUS/NZ: Lion Nathan backs call for alcohol health warnings

31 Jan 2011

Australia's second largest brewer, Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Nathan, has backed calls for alcoholic drinks labels to carry health warnings in the country, following the publication of a Government review.

Comment - Kirin Holdings Still Spreading its Wings

24 Jan 2011

Kirin Holdings is clearly taking the view that it needs to conquer or be conquered. Yet another foreign deal has been agreed by the Japanese drinks giant and this time it has China's soft drinks market in its sights.

CHINA: Kirin Holdings, China Resources Enterprise sign JV deal

24 Jan 2011

Kirin Holdings has signed a deal to establish a soft drinks joint venture in China with China Resources Enterprise.

AUS: Foster's Group shares jump on SABMiller talk

24 Jan 2011

Foster's Group's share price has spiked following fresh reports that SABMiller is working on a takeover offer for its Australian beer business, Carlton & United Breweries.

JAPAN/US: Kirin Holdings to launch alcohol-free beer in US

20 Jan 2011

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to test US demand for alcohol-free beer by launching its Kirin Free in the country.

JAPAN: Asahi Breweries tops a sinking market

17 Jan 2011

Asahi Breweries is reported to have regained the lead on Japan's beer market, despite reporting a slip in sales in 2010.

Preview of the Year - 2011 – Part IV: Beer

13 Jan 2011

The fourth part of this month's management briefing previews 2011 for the brewers amongst us.

Preview of the Year - 2011 – Part VI: Soft Drinks & Water II

13 Jan 2011

Rounding off our preview of 2011 is this, the second and final part of Euromonitor International's look at what the year holds for the soft drinks and water categories.

FRANCE/NZ: Pernod Ricard completes Lindauer sale

22 Dec 2010

Pernod Ricard has completed the sale of its Lindauer wine brand and related assets as it looks to focus resources behind four core wine brands.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings slashes FY profits forecast on National Foods write-downs

21 Dec 2010

Kirin Holdings has slashed its profits forecast for 2010 due to JPY38.8bn (US$463.5m) of write-downs at National Foods, its dairy and juice unit in Australia.

JAPAN: November beer shipments rise slightly - figures

13 Dec 2010

Japan's brewers are toasting the first monthly rise in domestic beer and quasi-beer shipments since September, according to recent figures.

Comment - Beer - M&A: Time to Play?

30 Nov 2010

M&A activity within the beer sector this year has been limited to just the one big transaction, in Mexico. Larry Nelson believes, however, that 2010 could have served as the calm before the storm, with the next wave of consolidation expected to break soon. Indeed, according to some, that wave could even be a tsunami, the size of which the world's brewers have never seen before.

UK: Wells & Young's to cut jobs after Corona Extra loss

25 Nov 2010

Wells & Young's will be forced to cut jobs as a result of losing the rights to Corona Extra and Red Stripe lagers in the UK.

FRANCE: Danone stems bottled water sale talk

22 Nov 2010

Danone's CEO has reportedly said that the French group is not seeking to sell its bottled water business, but it is negotiating a new distribution set-up in Japan.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel Corp reports strong trading, sells brewery assets

12 Nov 2010

San Miguel Corp's core beer, spirits and food businesses drove the group to strong rises in operating profits and sales for the first nine months of 2010.

SINGAPORE: Food and drink boost Fraser & Neave FY profits

12 Nov 2010

Singapore-based Fraser & Neave Ltd has recorded an increase in full-year profits, driven by growth in the firm's food and beverage division.

Comment - City ponders Danone water sale

10 Nov 2010

Just as Danone's bottled water division has begun its climb to recovery, speculation has surfaced that the Evian producer might dispose of the business. Here, just-drinks speaks to analysts and assesses the firm's strategy.

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