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NZ: Lion Nathan to distribute Diageo's Captain Morgan rum

14 Dec 2009

Lion Nathan, taken over by Japan's Kirin Holdings in October, has extended its agreement with Diageo to distribute and market Captain Morgan Rum in New Zealand.

CHINA: Kirin Holdings raises soft drinks JV stake

8 Dec 2009

Kirin Holdings is to expand its presence in China's soft drinks market by raising its stake in joint venture group Shanghai Jinjiang Kirin Beverage & Food.

JAPAN: Asahi Breweries to invest overseas

1 Dec 2009

Asahi Breweries is looking to invest in more overseas drinks markets to help offset declining sales in Japan and become one of the world's top ten food and drink companies.

just the preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev Q3

11 Nov 2009

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its third quarter results on Thursday 12 November.

AUS: Costs dampen Cooper's beer sales rise

9 Nov 2009

Australian brewer Cooper's has reported annual profits of AUD20.3m (US$18.8m), up from last year’s AUD20.2m, after higher malt costs offset a 5% sales rise to AUD169m.

Insight - Kirin Holdings to focus on synergies

26 Oct 2009

Kirin Holdings has launched phase two of its plan to reach JPY2.5tn (US$27bn) in annual net sales and JPY250bn in operating profits by 2015.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings to close breweries

26 Oct 2009

Kirin Holdings intends to close two of its breweries in Japan, as part of the company's plan to cut costs in its domestic beer market.

GLOBAL: Bacardi launches “island” global campaign

13 Oct 2009

Bacardi has launched a global multi-media advertising campaign entitled “Spirit of Bacardi”.

NEW ZEALAND: Bacardi cuts jobs as Lion Nathan takes distribution

9 Oct 2009

Bacardi has announced that Lion Nathan will distribute its products in New Zealand from next month.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

9 Oct 2009

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

Comment - A-B InBev defies the doubters

8 Oct 2009

Those who doubted that Anheuser-Busch InBev would meet its US$7bn disposals target clearly underestimated the beast they were dealing with.

just the facts - Lion Nathan

8 Oct 2009

Lion Nathan yesterday (7 October) ceased to exist as a separate entity after Australia's Federal Court approved the takeover of the brewer by Japan's Kirin Holdings.

AUS: Court clears Kirin to swallow Lion Nathan

7 Oct 2009

Lion Nathan has ceased to exist as a separate entity after Australia's Federal Court approved the takeover of the brewer by Japan's Kirin Holdings.

Comment - Lion Nathan blows a XXXX goodbye

7 Oct 2009

The road has come to an end for Lion Nathan, which has officially been swallowed by Japan's Kirin Holdings.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

2 Oct 2009

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

AUS: Lion Nathan names new Australia chief

29 Sep 2009

Lion Nathan has said that James Brindley is set to become managing director of Lion Nathan Australia, following the brewer's takeover by Kirin Holdings.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

25 Sep 2009

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

AUS: Lion Nathan wins Bud distribution rights

24 Sep 2009

Lion Nathan is to distribute the Budweiser portfolio of brands in Australia from December, the company announced this week.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

18 Sep 2009

See the top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

AUS: Lion Nathan shareholders back Kirin takeover

17 Sep 2009

Shareholders in Lion Nathan, Australia's largest brewer, have formally given their blessing to a takeover of the group by Japan's Kirin Holdings.

PHILIPPINES: One-off gains drive half-year profits at San Miguel Corporation

2 Sep 2009

San Miguel Corporation has posted a lift in group sales and operating profits for the first half of this year, driven by a healthy performance from its spirits division.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings raises guidance despite profits slide

7 Aug 2009

Kirin Holdings has raised its full-year net earnings guidance by 5%, despite an 82% slide in profits in the first half of 2009.

AUS: RTD sector in high spirits - figures

30 Jul 2009

Australian off-premise spirits sales rose 8% in June compared to the same month a year earlier, led by a 13% surge in sales of RTDs and cider, according to market research firm Neilsen.

JAPAN: Analysts quell Asahi, Sapporo merger rumours

28 Jul 2009

Financial analysts in Japan are pouring cold water on rumours that Asahi may look to merge with either Sapporo Holdings or Foster's Group to compete with a combined Kirin and Suntory.

Spotlight - The hurdles for Kirin and Suntory

17 Jul 2009

The confirmation on Monday (13 July) that Japan's two largest drinks companies - Kirin and Suntory - are in discussions on merging their operations may have caught the industry by surprise, but the reasons for the move have quickly become apparent. The implications for the global drinks business are equally clear. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.

AUS: Lion Nathan maintains guidance on Q3 rise

16 Jul 2009

Lion Nathan has said it is on-track to meet profits guidance for its full-year after beer sales continued to rise in the brewer's third quarter.

NZ: Kirin Lion Nathan buyout gets green light

16 Jul 2009

Kirin Holdings has recieved clearance from New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office for its deal to buy up all remaining shares in Lion Nathan.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings, Suntory to merge?

13 Jul 2009

Kirin Holdings has said that no deal has been reached on a potential merger with brewing rival Suntory, but the group did not deny talks between the two rivals.

AUS: Lion Nathan, Kirin Holdings deal approved

19 Jun 2009

Kirin Holdings has received the green light from Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for its acquisition of all remaining shares in brewer Lion Nathan.

ARG: Argento Wine Company recruits Lion Nathan for US

10 Jun 2009

The Argento Wine Company has lined up an importer for the launch of its namesake range of wines into the US.

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