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AUS: Pernod Ricard wine sale sours Foster's fortunes - report

19 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard's acceptance of a cut-price deal to offload its Lindauer wine brand serves as a warning to Foster's Group, according to a report.

Comment - Pernod Ricard calls time on Lindauer

18 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard has been shunting Lindauer towards the exit door for some time, so a move to Lion Nathan and Indevin should not be surprising.

NZ: Pernod Ricard sells Lindauer wine

18 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold Lindauer and several other unnamed New Zealand wine brands to a consortium including Lion Nathan for NZD88m (US$66m).

Product Launch - US: Lion Nathan's Steinlager Pure

7 Oct 2010

Lion Nathan's Steinlager Pure

NZ: Quake hits Lion Nathan beer supplies - report

7 Sep 2010

Lion Nathan has reportedly lost significant amounts of beer, wine and spirits in New Zealand after its warehouse was damaged by an earthquake.

Comment - Asahi adds fizz to Australian soft drinks

26 Aug 2010

Asahi Breweries' deal to purchase P&N Beverages will see it gain the upper hand on its old foe, Kirin Holdings, in Australia's soft drinks market - at least for the time being.

Comment - Foster's Group beer sale is a slow burner

23 Aug 2010

SABMiller can expect to face strong competition from Japan for Foster's Group's Australian beer business and it is unlikely that the Miller Genuine Draft brewer would seek to acquire the business at any price.

just the preview – Foster's Group's FY

23 Aug 2010

Foster's Group is set to report its full-year results tomorrow (23 August).

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings to strengthen Fraser & Neave tie - report

20 Aug 2010

Kirin Holdings is keen to build quickly on its acquisition of a near-15% stake in Fraser & Neave, according to a report.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings cuts FY guidance on H1 slip

16 Aug 2010

Kirin Holdings has cut its full-year sales and profits guidance after the brewer reported slips in the first half of 2010.

Comment - Sink or Swim for Japan's Brewers

5 Aug 2010

The latest sales figures to emerge from Japan's largest brewers have underlined that they must either dive into overseas markets or face stagnation and decay at home.

Comment - San Miguel Corp preparing to ditch beer?

29 Jul 2010

San Miguel Corp's announcement this week that it plans to raise US$1.6bn to finance its diversification into heavy industries could signal that the firm is on its way out of the beer business.

Comment - Kirin Holdings sinks claws into Tiger brewer

27 Jul 2010

Kirin Holdings' deal to acquire a 15% stake in Fraser & Neave sees the Japanese firm cosying up to Heineken and could mark another significant milestone in its strategy to dominate South East Asia's food and beverage sector.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings to acquire Fraser & Neave stake

26 Jul 2010

Kiring Holdings has agreed to acquire nearly 15% of Fraser & Neave for JPY84.6bn (US$967.8m) as part of the Japanese drinks firm's plan to expand overseas.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings cuts H1 profits, sales forecast

26 Jul 2010

Kirin Holdings has cut its sales and profits forecast for the first half of 2010.

Focus - SABMiller is no shoo-in for Foster's

23 Jun 2010

SABMiller is by no means certain to gun for Foster's beer business in Australia, as underlined by the opening of its Bluetongue brewery in the country this week.

AUS: SABMiller, Coca-Cola Amatil open brewery

23 Jun 2010

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil are looking to grab more of Australia's premium beer market after beginning brewing operations at their newly-built Bluetongue brewery.

CHINA: Tsingtao Brewery sizing up Foster's bid - report

4 Jun 2010

China's Tsingtao Brewery is reported to be one of the companies eyeing a bid for Foster's beer business.

AUS: Foster's losing beer market share - figures

4 Jun 2010

Foster's has continued to lose beer market share in Australia during the three months to the end of April, according to AC Nielsen figures.

Focus - AUS: SABMiller, Japanese brewers in the Foster's frame?

27 May 2010

Will SABMiller finally break cover and go for a big acquisition or should we look to Asia to provide a suitor for Foster's beer business? Here, just-drinks takes a look at the names in the hat.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings swings back to black in Q1

7 May 2010

Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings has returned to profit for the first quarter of 2010, despite a decline in sales.

AUS: Foster's Group Aus beer share dips below 50%

5 May 2010

Foster's Group's share of the Australian beer market slipped below 50% for the first time during the first quarter of 2010, according to Neilsen figures.

AUS: Insider trading probe targets Lion Nathan, Kirin deal - report

22 Apr 2010

Australian authorities are investigating a suspected insider trading ring that may have profited from Kirin Holdings' takeover of Lion Nathan, according to a report.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel Corp eyes brewery sale to Kirin

15 Mar 2010

San Miguel Corp has confirmed that it is willing to sell its outstanding shares in San Miguel Brewery.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings FY sales, profits drop

10 Feb 2010

Kirin Holdings has blamed unfavourable currency rates and a weakened Japanese economy for a fall in sales and profits in 2009.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings appoints new president

10 Feb 2010

Japanese drinks group Kirin Holdings has appointed a new president and CEO as it looks to push on with plans to drive earnings, despite a breakdown in merger talks with Suntory.

Insight - Foster's Group revamps VB in beer market shift

15 Jan 2010

Foster's Group will significantly raise its spend on Victoria Bitter in 2010 as part of a three-year plan to adapt the iconic brand to a rapidly changing Australian beer market.

PHILIPPINES: San Miguel Brewery buys international brewing arm

18 Dec 2009

San Miguel Brewery, part-owned by Japan's Kirin Holdings, is to expand outside of its native Philippines by acquiring San Miguel Brewing International for US$300m.

just the facts - Japanese drinks giants awaken

18 Dec 2009

Destocking and economic turmoil aside, 2009 must surely be the year when Japan's latent drinks giants seized their chance to make themselves heard on the international scene.

Review of the Year 2009 - Beer

15 Dec 2009

What 2009 lacked in explosive headlines in the brewing category, it more than made up for in tactical manoeuvres for the future. Olly Wehring considers a year that was always going to struggle, in every way possible.

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