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What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard...

The season of Japanese goodwill in M&A - Comment

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a...

Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

Richard Corbett | 22 Sep 2016

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market at a time when its global future should look considerably more upbeat.

Richard Woodard | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2016

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

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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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Andy Morton | 16 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings is sending staff to weight-loss camps amid worries the beverage company's employees are more obese than those in other industries, according to a report.

Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings has confirmed to just-drinks it has no plans to list its international spirits unit, Beam Suntory.

Andy Morton | 3 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings' European soft drinks unit, Orangina Schweppes Group, has completed an upgrade to its Spanish R&D centre as part of an overall EUR14m (US$14.5m) long-term investment.

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory has hailed a healthy lift in sales in the year so far, although domestic beer has pulled down the top-line for parent Suntory Holdings.

Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

Suntory has launched the Merchant's Heart range of cocktail mixers into the UK off-trade after an initial roll-out in selected London bars.

Andy Morton | 13 Sep 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory unit has rolled out a Lucozade Sport commercial in the UK directed by acclaimed Hollywood cinematographer Wally Pfister.

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.

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?

Company research

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 Spirits Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Suntory Spirits Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

On 1 January 2015, Suntory Liquors Ltd changed its name to Suntory Spirits Ltd, spinning off its beer business following the acquisition of Beam Inc in May 2014. The company is now listed under Beam S...

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is likely to continue to commit major advertising investment for its core brands Ribena and Lucozade....

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