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The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks

19 Oct 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

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.

Diageo Australia appoints commercial head

20 Nov 2015

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director.

On this day in drinks history - featuring AG Barr, SABMiller and Treasury Wine Estates

10 Aug 2015

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On this day in drinks history - featuring Carlsberg, Diageo, Lion Nathan

7 Aug 2015

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M&A Watch - What's on the M&A cards for San Miguel Brewery?

10 Jul 2014

An undisclosed bidder has apparently offered around US$6bn for San Miguel Corp's majority stake in San Miguel Brewery. The 'elephant in the room' is surely that the bidder in question is Kirin Holdings. Stefan Kirk examines the potential valuation of a potential deal, and the possible add-on consolidation of Mahou San Miguel in Spain.

EUROPE/TRAVEL RETAIL: Heineken backs Monteith's Brewing Co with craft roll-out

24 Oct 2013

Heineken is to roll out a New Zealand craft beer and cider range it acquired through its takeover of Asia Pacific Breweries on to the global stage.

AUS: C&C Group drops Suntory for Bacardi Lion for Magners distribution

22 Jul 2013

C&C Group is switching distribution of Magners in Australia from Suntory to Bacardi Lion from next year.

AUS: Wine Australia chief executive quits

15 May 2013

Trade body Wine Australia has announced that its chief executive is resigning to "pursue other opportunities".

AUS: Treasury Wine Estates appoints new Beringer MD

16 Aug 2012

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed an internal candidate to fill the role of managing director for its Beringer unit.

AUS: Winemakers’ Federation of Australia lines up chief exec switch

1 May 2012

The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has confirmed details of a change of chief executive.

Comment - Asahi Group To Pay Top Dollar For StarBev?

2 Mar 2012

An Asahi Group move for StarBev looks dubious, even if the reports are true.

Update - AUS: Lion confirms CEO Murray to leave

29 Feb 2012

Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Co, which will see its chairman leave next month, has confirmed that its CEO Rob Murray also plans to quit next year.

AUS: Lion Co CEO to step down - report

27 Feb 2012

The CEO of Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Co is to step down, according to a report.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings targets debt reduction in 2012

17 Feb 2012

After several years of pursuing overseas acquisitions, Kirin Holdings' immediate priority is to consolidate its assets and cut debt.

US: Lion Nathan USA becomes Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners

15 Feb 2012

Lion Nathan USA is following its Australian parent company by lining up a name change.

GLOBAL: Treasury Wine Estates shakes up EMEA coverage, recruits Bacardi exec

20 Jan 2012

Treasury Wine Estates has lined up a restructure of its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) division, which will see the region's MD position become redundant.

AUS: Coopers outperforms beer market but FY profits dip

21 Dec 2011

Australian craft brewer Coopers has reported record production of 62.9m litres for the 12 months to the end of June, compared to 62m litres in the prior fiscal year.

AUS: SABMiller begins Australian brand manoeuvres

19 Dec 2011

SABMiller has begun the shake-up of its beer presence in Australia following its recent purchase of Foster's Group.

Comment - Five Reasons Why Foster's Group Fell

5 Dec 2011

Last week, we bade farewell to Foster's Group as SABMiller closed its acquisition of the Australian brewer. Although the beer sector's thirst for consolidation has been relentless, Foster's also contributed strongly to its own downfall. Here, just-drinks identifies five key factors that led to the brewer's sale to SABMiller.

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