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Is Japan's beer market coming back to life? - Comment

21 Feb 2017

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look overseas for growth.

Kirin makes second Myanmar play through Mandalay Brewery joint venture

16 Feb 2017

Kirin Holdings is set to acquire a second brewer in Myanmar through a joint-venture with Myanma Economic Holdings, its partner in the Myanmar Brewery division.

Why Heineken is buying Brasil Kirin - The data

13 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Heineken announced that it will purchase Kirin Holdings' Brazilian beer and soft drinks assets for just over US$705m. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Brazil's beer market and the rationale behind the deal.

Kirin ends sorry Brazil saga with Heineken bargain-basement sale

13 Feb 2017

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.

Kirin Holdings sees profits return in 2016, but 2017 looks bleak - results

13 Feb 2017

Kirin Holdings is on the hunt for "investment opportunities" across South-East Asia as it posted a lift in full-year sales and a return to profit in 2016.

Heineken’s Brazil play – good for Heineken, good for Brazil? - Analysis

25 Jan 2017

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to buy Brasil Kirin offers cause for optimism not only for the Netherlands-based brewer specifically, but also for the country's beer category more broadly.

Major brewers suffer as Japanese beer volumes continue decline - report

25 Jan 2017

Domestic beer volumes in Japan fell by 3% last year as shipments from all five major brewers declined, according to local reports.

Kirin's troubles in Brazil - When BRIC markets go horribly wrong - Editor's Viewpoint

20 Jan 2017

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least. Today's confirmation that Kirin Holdings is looking to pull out of Brazil, however, shows the pitfalls of this strategy. Indeed, the fact that this is playing out in one of the fabled BRIC markets serves to bring the strategy into worrying relief.

Heineken confirms talks to buy Kirin's troublesome Brazilian assets

20 Jan 2017

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.

The beer category in 2016 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I

23 Dec 2016

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines in 2016 across the global drinks industry. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Kirin's Lion defends Lance Armstrong hire for marketing push

22 Dec 2016

Kirin's Australasian subsidiary, Lion, has said its decision to use disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong in a marketing campaign was to "highlight that actions have consequences".

The season of Japanese goodwill as M&A premium hits home - Comment

19 Dec 2016

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a premium in global M&A.

Has your company made the water stewardship A-list? - Sustainability Spotlight

30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

Kirin's Lion agrees wine unit sale to Accolade Wines

14 Nov 2016

Lion is to sell its Australian premium wine business, Fine Wine Partners (FWP), to Accolade Wines.

Carlsberg deepens European ties with Brooklyn Brewery

10 Nov 2016

The CEO of Carlsberg has confirmed that the brewer will continue to strengthen its ties with Brooklyn Brewery in Europe, despite Kirin's recent purchase of a stake in the US company.

Sapporo Holdings chases standalone Pilsner Urquell deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

7 Nov 2016

Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.

Kirin Holdings offloads Brazil's Macacu Bebidas plant to AmBev

3 Nov 2016

Kirin Holdings has agreed to sell one of its Brazilian production facilities to AmBev.

Brooklyn Brewery bunks up with Kirin Brewery through 25% stake sale

12 Oct 2016

Brooklyn Brewery has sold off a near-25% stake to Kirin Brewery Co, a year after saying it was not looking to make an equity sale.

Kirin lines up cans for Little Creatures beer

26 Sep 2016

Kirin's Australian craft brewery, Little Creatures, has said it will release its Dog Days Summer Beer in cans in the country.

Brooklyn Brewery in "conversation" with Kirin over Japan deal

15 Sep 2016

Brooklyn Brewery has confirmed reports it is in talks with Kirin over a distribution and production deal in Japan but denied a deal has been signed.

Heineken silent on Kirin's Brazil unit purchase talk

15 Aug 2016

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is on course to buy Kirin's Brazil operations.

Kirin sees H1 profits rise - results

5 Aug 2016

Kirin Group has reported an increase in H1 net profits as the company's Medium Term Business Plan began to kick in.

US brewers to list nutritional info on packaging, websites

12 Jul 2016

US brewers are following their European counterparts with a voluntary plan to provide detailed information on nutrition content and ingredients.

Japanese distillers look overseas to feed whisk(e)y demand - report

6 Jul 2016

A shortage of Japanese whisky is forcing drinks producers in Japan to turn to imported spirits, according to a report.

Anheuser-Busch InBev agrees Kirin compensation in Australia

27 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.

Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead

27 May 2016

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.

Kirin ramps up Lion's overseas reach with Little Creatures project in Hong Kong

24 May 2016

Kirin is to open a craft beer venue in Hong Kong for its Australian micro-brewery Little Creatures.

Kirin invests in Myanmar Brewery to boost capacity - report

23 May 2016

Kirin is to increase capacity at its Myanmar brewery by more than 10% as the country's growing economy boosts consumer demand, according to a report.

Will Asia's brewers lead beer's next consolidation wave? - Comment

10 May 2016

This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are best placed to feast on the scraps from Anheuser-Busch InBev's table as it devours SABMiller.

Kirin Holdings Q1 performance by division - Focus

10 May 2016

Earlier this month, Kirin Holdings reported a marked slide in net profits on a 6.1% fall in sales from the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks breaks down the group's performance in the quarter.

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