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Molson Coors - Present and future

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Molson Coors' performance over the last five years, just-drinks' beer commentator Stephen Beaumon...


Richard Siddle | 17 Jul 2017

In February 2017, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for 2016 - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.


Ian Shackleton | 11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.


Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.


Andy Morton | 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.

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Olly Wehring | 25 Nov 2014

Jorge Grosse has been CEO of González Byass since mid-2006. Earlier this year, just-drink editor Olly Wehring met him in London to discuss Sherry, casks and the firm's moves to diversify its portfolio.


Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2013

Last year, just-drinks travelled to the US to report on Diageo's investor conference. The subject of the presentations was the company's hopes and plans for the Latin America & Caribbean region. While there, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring sat down with regional president Randy Millian, to discuss the region, as well Diageo's distribution presence, the battle with brewers and the looming shadow of Brazil.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Lucy Britner | 4 Sep 2017

Kirin's Australian unit Lion has sold its stake in warehousing and distribution company BevChain. 


Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2017

Japan's domestic beer shipments fell to a record low for the fifth first-half-year in a row, as all three segments of the category declined amid tax changes, according to local reports.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2017

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, has hit back at claims its XXXX Brewery in Milton, Queensland is to close. 


Andy Morton | 11 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is to launch a range of small-batch beers in Lithuania through a fresh tie-up with Brooklyn Brewery.


Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2017

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, is offering start-ups in the country AUD50,000 (US$38,000) to help uncover the next disruptive innovation in beer.


Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2017

Strong sales for non-alcoholic beer in Japan have prompted brewers to up production, according to a local report.


Andy Morton | 11 May 2017

Kirin's Australian craft beer brand, Little Creatures, is continuing its global expansion with a new distribution deal for the UK.


Andy Morton | 5 May 2017

Kirin's Australasian subsidiary, Lion, is to take its Little Creatures brand into China for the first time.


Lucy Britner | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Andy Morton | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Andy Morton | 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".


Andy Morton | 14 Nov 2016

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


Lucy Britner | 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.


Andy Morton | 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.


Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Lucy Britner | 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.


Andy Morton | 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.

Company research

Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery Ltd aims to increase its sales over the forecast period, primarily by reinforcing its core brands such as the mid-priced lager brand Kirin Ichiban Shibori and by strengthening its craft...

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Kirin Holdings Company Ltd - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Kirin Holdings Company Ltd - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), P

Marketline's Kirin Holdings Company Ltd Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A),...

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Kirin Beverage Corp in Soft Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Beverage Corp in Soft Drinks (Japan)

Reflecting the low profit level in the review period, the company will prioritise raising its profit level in the next three years. In order to achieve it, the company will strengthen its business in...

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