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Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attent...

Asia bids target bigger prize than Grolsch, Peroni

The race to land SABMiller's European beer brands went global this week with reports that some of Asia's leading brewers are circling....

Lucy Britner | 14 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2015

As world leaders convene in Paris this week for the COP 21 climate change conference, the value of consensus, cooperation and collaboration in the face of the climate change challenge - and the threats posed if they are lacking - come into sharp relief.

Ray Rowlands | 8 Oct 2015

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes for its entry into Turkey.

Lucy Britner | 17 Sep 2015

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by post. Now, branded glassware is a given, no one wants to drink what their parents did and social media posts can go viral in minutes. In today's crowded market place, how do you get consumers to be loyal to your brand?

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James Wilmore | 26 Jun 2014

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.

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Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory will launch 20cl and 25cl resealable Ribena bottles in a bid to avoid spillage.

Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

Suntory Holdings has posted a big jump in profits for its alcoholic beverages despite a slight fall in sales.

Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2016

Suntory and Asahi have settled a dispute over intellectual property rights for non-alcoholic beer, according to a report.

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Lucy Britner | 14 Jul 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's UK unit has rolled out the next phase of a marketing campaign for its Ribena brand. 

Andy Morton | 5 Jul 2016

Suntory will pay about JPY7bn (US$68.8m) for GlaxoSmithKline's remaining Lucozade and Ribena assets in Nigeria.

Lucy Britner | 3 Jun 2016

GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria's board of directors has accepted Suntory's offer to buy the remaining Lucozade Ribena business in the country. 

Lucy Britner | 24 May 2016

Beam Suntory has appointed a new CFO as it makes a number of management changes and restructures regional units.

Andy Morton | 10 May 2016

Suntory's UK soft drinks unit, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, has launched Orangina Light into the UK on-trade.

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2016

A sharp decline in domestic sales for Kirin Brewery dragged down the Japanese beer market in the first quarter of the year as rival brewers posted growth, according to a report.

Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2016

Pepsi Bottling Ventures has consolidated two of its facilities in North Carolina into a new site in Harrisburg.

Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2016

Suntory has launched a matcha-flavoured liqueur as it targets the growing trend for green-tea flavoured products in Japan.

Lucy Britner | 29 Mar 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched Lucozade Zero in the UK as it looks to offer low- and no-calorie alternatives.

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched its first stevia-sweetened Ribena product.

Lucy Britner | 24 Feb 2016

Suntory has reorganised its Spirits and Liquors units and announced several new appointments.

Andy Morton | 15 Feb 2016

Suntory has launched a pineapple and passionfruit flavour in its Ribena Light range.

Andy Morton | 15 Feb 2016

Suntory Holdings' spirits unit, Beam Suntory, has posted a strong full-year sales rise as continued demand for Bourbon drove performance.

Andy Morton | 2 Feb 2016

Suntory's beverage unit is trying to complete its global takeover of Lucozade and Ribena with a swoop for the brands' leftover bottling and distribution rights in Nigeria.

Andy Morton | 14 Jan 2016

Suntory Holdings is to build a testing plant in Texas to help develop new, greener PET bottles.

Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2015

Suntory is to increase its Japanese whisky storage capacity by a further 12% with a JPY5bn (US$41m) investment in a new warehouse, a report has said.

Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2015

Japan has shelved plans to reform its three-tier beer tax code until at least 2017, a Japanese news agency has reported.

Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Latest blogs

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2014

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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Suntory Holdings Limited (formerly Kotobukiya Limited) – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Suntory Holdings Limited (formerly Kotobukiya Limited) – Mer

Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Suntory Holdings Ltd in Health and Wellness (World)

Suntory Holdings Ltd in Health and Wellness (World)

Suntory made a significant move in 2013 with the acquisition of Lucozade and Ribena from GlaxoSmithKline. This has boosted its presence in sports and energy drinks in Western Europe. However, the bran...

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Suntory Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (World)

Suntory Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (World)

Business consolidation, leveraging and enhancing its core brands are the main strategies for Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. The listed company is now focusing on foods and beverages and on the way to ex...

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