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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.

Suntory unveils Fruit Punch Lucozade Sport as UK boxer Anthony Joshua extends sponsorship deal

11 Mar 2019

Suntory has launched a new Lucozade Sport flavour in the UK as it deepens its partnership with heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua.

How did Beam Suntory and Suntory Holdings perform in 2018? - results data

15 Feb 2019

Suntory Holdings has reported a mid-single-digit lift in full-year sales from its alcohol operations in 2018, with Beam Suntory posting growth for most of its major brands.

Where are all the female CEOs? Ask again in 2029 - Comment

29 Jan 2019

Last year saw a raft of CEOs from global drinks firms announce their intentions to either move on or retire. As the stories unfolded, it became clear that those of us hoping for more female leaders in the industry would potentially have to wait another ten years.

Suntory halts Japanese whisky SKUs as supply constraints bite

22 Jan 2019

Suntory has discontinued sales of six of its Japanese whisky SKUs amid ongoing supply issues.

The spirits category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

19 Dec 2018

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, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Which international whiskies segments will challenge Scotch's dominance? - Research in Focus

5 Nov 2018

The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especially for Japanese and Irish whisky brands. The new Global International Whisky Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights this continuation of a purple patch of growth for non-Scotch whisky, which has moved from volumes of 270m cases in 2013 to almost 315m cases in 2017.

Frucor Suntory’s True Water - Product Launch

29 Oct 2018

Suntory’s Australian soft drinks unit, Frucor Suntory, has launched a flavoured water in the country.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory names new COO for UK & Ireland

20 Sep 2018

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has appointed a new chief operating officer for UK & Ireland after the previous holder of the post moved to Suntory's European office.

Suntory ready to raise European Bourbon prices next year - president

19 Sep 2018

Suntory president Takeshi Niinami has warned his company will raise prices on its European Bourbon brands next year if EU tariff increases are not resolved.

How did Beam Suntory and Suntory Holdings perform in their H1? - results data

7 Aug 2018

Beam Suntory has been credited with having performed well in the six months to the end of June, with parent Suntory Holdings fighting headwinds elsewhere, in both beer and soft drinks.

Japan’s "summer of clear" tests the conventional wisdom on beverage colours - NPD trends

25 Jul 2018

A burst of clear-coloured beverage innovation in Japan this summer is challenging the traditional role of colour in beverage innovation, potentially providing new insights into the role colour plays in beverage choice. The conventional wisdom is that colour strongly affects the perceived taste and flavour of a beverage. Removing colour can be both disruptive and attention grabbing, but can violating colour-flavour norms really be a path to success in beverage innovation?

How will the coming years treat the gin segment? - Research in Focus

12 Jul 2018

As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to fulfil its potential.

Lucozade Energy slide sinks Suntory Beverage & Food Q1 2018 in Europe - results

10 May 2018

A backlash against changes to Lucozade Energy's sugar content in the UK has dragged down Suntory Beverage & Food's Q1 European sales.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory unveils Lucozade Energy push amid sugar tax concern

17 Apr 2018

Suntory unit Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched a GBP10m (US$14.3m) campaign for its Lucozade Energy brand amid reports that sales for the product have suffered from the UK sugar tax.

Water – Why drinks companies must think global but act local - Sustainability Spotlight

6 Apr 2018

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben Cooper considers recent efforts in this area by several sizeable drinks groups.

How prepared are soft drinks companies for UK sugar tax? - Focus

28 Mar 2018

On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink has 5g of sugar or more per 10cl GBP0.24 per litre if the drink has 8g of sugar or more per 10cl

Barrel fillings accelerate for Beam Suntory as Jim Beam passes 15-million milestone

15 Mar 2018

Beam Suntory has filled its 15-millionth Jim Beam barrel since Prohibition ended, with the final million poured in just the past two years.

Suntory recruits Anthony Joshua for heavyweight Lucozade drive

13 Mar 2018

Suntory's UK soft drinks unit, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, has launched a new ad campaign in the country for Lucozade Sport Fitwater, headed up by world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

Maxxium UK rebranded as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution

7 Mar 2018

Maxxium UK, the distribution arm of Edrington and Beam Suntory, has been renamed to better reflect its surviving members.

Suntory Beverage & Food targets 2030 sales leap with US M&A plan - FY 2017 results

15 Feb 2018

Suntory’s soft drinks unit wants to double sales over the next 12 years as part of a new global strategy that includes fresh acquisitions in the US.





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