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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.

PepsiCo partner discovers enzyme that eats plastic in hours

8 Apr 2020

A biowaste company linked to PepsiCo and Suntory has developed an enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in less than half a day.

Why there must be more to your spirits brand than provenance and quality - Part II - comment

24 Mar 2020

Earlier this month, category commentator Richard Woodard set the cat among the spirits pigeons when he argued that there's more to a successful spirits brand than the traditional cues. Richard returns to our pages here with... more of the same.

More drinks firms pledge industry support amid coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020

A raft of drinks companies have joined the movement to support the trade and communities struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suntory Spirits' Sui Japanese gin - Product Launch

9 Mar 2020

Suntory Spirits, the Japanese spirits unit of Suntory Holdings, has launched a gin that uses botanicals including citron, green tea, and ginger.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's Lucozade Revive - Product Launch

19 Feb 2020

Lucozade Ribena Suntory, the UK soft drinks unit of Japanese conglomerate Suntory, has launched a "better-for-you" Lucozade targetting "lapsed" energy drinks consumers.

How did Beam Suntory and Suntory Holdings perform in 2019? - results data

17 Feb 2020

Suntory Holdings has positioned China and India as target markets for Beam Suntory, following another year of mid-single-digit sales growth for the US-based spirits division.

Suntory Holdings keen to build on Macallan stake with Edrington move - just-drinks exclusive

7 Feb 2020

Suntory has added some colour to its recent purchase of a stake in Edrington, toning down any suggestion of upping its holding going forward.

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2020 - FREE TO ACCESS

3 Feb 2020

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January, a month that saw Suntory move for a stake in Edrington, Distill Ventures bring another non-alcoholic spirits brand to Diageo's attention and Molson Coors make its latest craft beer play.

Suntory Beverage & Food’s Suntory Iron Boss energy drink - Product Launch

30 Jan 2020

Suntory Beverage & Food launched a new energy drink for "people in their 30s and 40s" under its Boss coffee brand. Suntory Iron Boss is the latest offering from the company's widely-known Boss brand. The drink contains GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric acid), B vitamins, arginine and caffeine and is aimed at "working people".

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

11 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have 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 Co’s Strong Zero Karakara Fried Salted Lemon - Product Launch

22 Oct 2019

Suntory Co is to launch a 9%-abv lemon alcoholic beverage designed to be consumed with fried chicken.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

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

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

The Coca-Cola system on the mend, the growing reluctance to drink and the good old days for analysts- The just-drinks Analyst

18 Jun 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers the improving relationship between The Coca-Cola Co and one of its bottlers, the cooler relationship between younger consumers and alcohol and how the drinks industry used to live.

Suntory targets 100% reused PET by 2030

10 Jun 2019

Suntory Group has committed to using recycled PET or plant-based materials for all of its plastic bottles by 2030.

Why the spirits category should look backwards to move forwards - Comment

16 May 2019

Can the recent reinvention of 'classic serves' help revolutionise dark spirits consumption for a younger, savvier audience in the on-premise? Neil Ridley looks to the past for inspiration.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2019

16 May 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in recent weeks.

Suntory takes Boss Coffee to US

16 May 2019

Suntory’s North American unit has announced the roll out of the RTD coffee brand, Boss, to the US market.

Beverage giants sign up to new plastic recycling initiative

30 Apr 2019

PepsiCo, Nestlé Waters and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium founded by Carbios and L'Oréal to support the use of enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.

Suntory Beer uses foam printer tie-up to boost beer sales in Japan

8 Apr 2019

Suntory Beer has lined up a partnership with a company that prints images and messages onto beer foam as it looks to drive consumer engagement in the Japanese market.

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