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Suntory Holdings adds paper straw to UK Ribena cartons

24 Feb 2021

Suntory Holding's UK soft drinks unit is to expand a paper straw trial for Ribena to all cartons of the still juice brand in the country.

Drinks industry group seeks oversight role for Scottish deposit return scheme

22 Feb 2021

A group of beverage brand owners and trade associations are bidding to become the administrator for Scotland's upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS).

Japan lays out whisky production rules in standardisation push

16 Feb 2021

Japanese whisky distillers have issued new labelling standards in an attempt to regulate the 100-year-old category.

The soft drinks category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

10 Dec 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Suntory Holdings takes Lucozade Cola to Nigeria

10 Dec 2020

Suntory Holdings has launched a cola-flavoured variant of its Lucozade brand in Nigeria.

Suntory revamps Ribena bottle to aid recycling

10 Nov 2020

Suntory is readying the roll-out of a new bottle for its Ribena still soft drinks brand in the UK that is both fully recycled and recyclable.

Suntory Holdings launches employee charity drive

30 Oct 2020

Suntory Holdings is to dedicate the next two months to an employee humanitarian programme that will see its global units take part in a number of charity activations.

Coca-Cola Amatil expertise could fuel alcohol ambitions - Coca-Cola European Partners

26 Oct 2020

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.

Suntory Holdings mulls next move after Boss Energy Milk trial

23 Oct 2020

Suntory Holdings is considering a wider launch of an 'energy milk' after a trial run in Japan.

Suntory Holdings ramps up anti-COVID face-shield project with Tokyo bar trials

16 Oct 2020

Suntory Holdings is market testing a face-shield that allows consumers to eat and drink while protecting themselves from COVID-19.

Why the latest sexism row will be a watershed moment for whisky - comment

15 Oct 2020

The recent campaign against Jim Murray's 'Whisky Bible' has shone a light on sexism in whisky, and there's no turning it off now. Brands will need to take a proactive, as opposed to merely reactive, stance to show that their condemnation of misogyny and commitment to inclusivity goes beyond lip service, says Amy Hopkins.

Suntory Holdings' -196-degrees Strong Zero Giga Lemon - Product Launch

29 Sep 2020

Suntory has launched a zero-sugar canned cocktail in Japan that has almost double the concentration of lemon flavour as previous versions.

Beam Suntory readies global campaign for Bowmore Scotch whisky

18 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory has lined up a global digital activation to celebrate more than 240 years of the single malt Scotch whisky brand Bowmore.

Suntory Beverage & Food invites pitches for slim shakes, personalised energy drinks

16 Sep 2020

Suntory Beverage & Food has issued a call for help in creating the next generation of tailored nutritional beverages.

Suntory Beverage & Food aligns European market names

8 Sep 2020

Suntory Holdings has renamed its European soft drinks units to bring them under one brand identity.

Beam Suntory’s Little Book Chapter 4: Lessons Honored - Product Launch - American whiskey in the US data

21 Aug 2020

Beam Suntory has released the fourth in a limited-edition series of Bourbons that honours former Beam master distiller Fred Noe.

Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 37-Year-Old Fenghuang Edition - Product Launch - Scotch whisky in China data

18 Aug 2020

Beam Suntory has launched a second expression in a range of Bowmore Scotch whiskies targeted at the Chinese market.

Suntory takes 0% abv beer All-Free to US

17 Aug 2020

Suntory has announced plans to roll out its zero-alcohol beer brand, All-Free, to the US.

Suntory Beverage & Food wary of lockdown return as H1 sales drop - results

7 Aug 2020

Suntory Beverage & Food delivered a late rally in first-half results but warned that a second wave of coronavirus lockdowns could yet damage full-year performance.

Alcohol industry split on social media ad pause

3 Aug 2020

Global alcohol producers have diverged on whether to continue a social media advertising pause started last month after a row about hate speech.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2020

20 Jul 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Suntory makes zero-emissions pledge in 2050 sustainability plan

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

Suntory sets up chemical recycling investment joint-venture

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has launched a joint-venture with 11 other Japanese companies to develop chemical recycling techniques that would help reduce plastic waste. 

Campari Group and Cuervo - The next big spirits buy? - analysis

23 Jun 2020

After six years of waiting, could the next transformative deal for the spirits industry be on the horizon? To observers, Campari Group's manoeuvres of late suggest as much, with one analyst going so far as to name Cuervo as a possible target.

Suntory UK rolls out online tutoring for Japanese spirits

9 Jun 2020

Suntory has lauched a virtual advocacy programme to educate UK bartenders on Japanese hospitality and mixology.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

11 May 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Fiorito’s Limoncello Tonic RTD - Product Launch

4 May 2020

Italian company Fiorito has launched its first ready-to-drink Limoncello Tonic in the Netherlands.

Beam Suntory’s Dekuyper Classic Ol’ Fashion Liqueur - Product Launch

1 May 2020

Beam Suntory has announced its new expression Dekuyper Classic Ol’ Fashion in the US.

Hand sanitiser production brings consumers onside - analysis

17 Apr 2020

Moves by alcohol producers to switch production to help combat the coronavirus pandemic is tapping into consumer demand to see companies do their bit.

"This is one of the biggest opportunities to change the way we recycle plastic" - just-drinks speaks to Suntory Beverage & Food Europe chief R&D officer Roberto Vanin

15 Apr 2020

Last week, just-drinks spoke to Suntory Beverage & Food Europe's chief R&D officer, Roberto Vanin, to discuss the implications of a new enzyme that can break down plastic in a matter of hours.

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