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UK: Suntory Beverage & Food to buy Lucozade, Ribena for GBP1.35bn

9 Sep 2013

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to sell its Lucozade and Ribena brands to Suntory Beverage & Food for GBP1.35bn (US$2.11bn)

Product Launch - UK: GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade Energy Strawberry

9 Sep 2013

GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade Energy Strawberry

JAPAN: Suntory Beverage & Food holds "interest" in Ribena, Lucozade

6 Sep 2013

Suntory Beverage & Food has said it is interested in Ribena and Lucozade but denied it has agreed with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to buy the for-sale UK brands.

JAPAN/INDIA: Suntory Holdings silent on Radico Khaitan stake reports

3 Sep 2013

Suntory Holdings has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to buy a 26% stake in India's second-largest spirits producer, Radico Khaitan.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Mozart Distillerie's Mozart RG Chocolate Cream

2 Sep 2013

Mozart Distillerie, which is part-owned by Japan's Suntory Group, has launched a “super premium” extension for its Mozart Chocolate Liqueur range to mark its 60th anniversary next year.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

9 Aug 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

9 Aug 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

just the Research

8 Aug 2013

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:

just the Facts - Tilaknagar Industries

8 Aug 2013

Earlier this week, Tilaknagar Industries posted its Q1 results. At the same time, local reports suggested that Suntory and Pernod Ricard are both considering making a move to buy a 15% to 20% stake in the Indian spirits firm.

INDIA: Tilaknagar Industries open to deals after Pernod Ricard, Suntory reports

8 Aug 2013

Tilaknagar Industries has confirmed that it has looked at a variety of tie-ups after reports that Pernod Ricard and Suntory were looking to invest in the Indian group.

UK: Morrison Bowmore Distillers sees FY profits jump

8 Aug 2013

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has reported a healthy rise in full-year profits after investment in its single malt brands.

JAPAN: Suntory Beverage & Food posts H1 profits jump

6 Aug 2013

Suntory Holding's soft drinks and food unit has doubled first-half profits in its first financial statement since it started trading on the Tokyo stock exchange.

Research in Focus - Ready for More Growth: RTDs Continue to Defy Doom-Mongers

2 Aug 2013

The ready-to-drink (RTD) category continues to offer growth potential for spirits producers while giving their brands access to consumption occasions they were traditionally excluded from and the opportunity to attract new consumers through product innovation.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Morrison Bowmore's Bowmore 23 Years Old

29 Jul 2013

Morrison Bowmore's Bowmore 23 Years Old

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

26 Jul 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y

25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of world whisk(e)y winners.

Comment - PepsiCo May Find Sweet Turns Sour Without Salt

25 Jul 2013

Can salt and sweet be together?

US: PepsiCo hails US share growth in H1 as profits turn black

24 Jul 2013

PepsiCo has posted a strong lift in half-year profits on steady sales, with its share of the US drinks market improving in the period.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - AG Barr Jilted at Britvic's Altar, But What Now?

23 Jul 2013

Although AG Barr was on its way to the church earlier this month, Britvic was still having second thoughts. The end of the affair leads Richard Corbett to ponder what went wrong for the two and what happens next.

SINGAPORE: Del Monte Pacific denies Suntory takeover talks

22 Jul 2013

Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific has denied it has held discussions over a possible takeover with Japanese firm Suntory.

AUS: C&C Group drops Suntory for Bacardi Lion for Magners distribution

22 Jul 2013

C&C Group is switching distribution of Magners in Australia from Suntory to Bacardi Lion from next year.

UK: AG Barr switches attention from Britvic to Lucozade, Ribena - report

15 Jul 2013

AG Barr is switching its attention to GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade and Ribena brands, following the collapse of its proposed merger with Britvic, according to UK reports.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

12 Jul 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Is Iced Coffee in Need of a Champion?

11 Jul 2013

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at the global development of commercialised iced coffee drinks and asks, would a figurehead provide the necessary boost to take the category from its fringe role into the mainstream?

Analysis - Africa a target for Suntory IPO cash

11 Jul 2013

Suntory may use its IPO funds for acquisitions in Africa, with South Africa'a Pioneer Foods Ceres fruit juice a potential target, an analyst has told just-drinks.

JAPAN: Suntory Beverage & Food stock up after solid debut

4 Jul 2013

Shares in Suntory's food and soft drinks unit have risen today (4 July) following a steady debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange yesterday.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

28 Jun 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

JAPAN: Suntory sets sights on US$4bn IPO

24 Jun 2013

Suntory Holdings aims to raise JYN388bn (US$4bn) when it lists its food & beverage unit next week.

Comment - Spirits - Cognac/Brandy: East is East

21 Jun 2013

A recent bout of activity in the Cognac region - from investment to divestment - suggests lively times ahead for the brandy and Cognac category. Ian Buxton looks at the headlines, and sees his eye being drawn east, not only for future growth, but also for future Cognac players.

Comment - Britvic Needs a Merger, not a Gamble

13 Jun 2013

What a difference four months makes for Britvic chairman Gerald Corbett.








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