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Analysis - LVMH has highest exposure to global emerging spirits markets

10 Oct 2013

LVMH has the broadest exposure among its Western rivals to the world's emerging markets, in terms of its proportion of sales and profits from spirits, an analyst has said.

INDIA: Tilaknagar Industries hires new CFO

8 Oct 2013

Spirits group Tilaknagar Industries (TI) has appointed a new chief financial officer amid what it claims are “significant corporate developments”.

UK: British Soft Drinks Association calls for consumer value

25 Sep 2013

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has said that the soft drinks industry needs to drive value to consumers, while continuing to fight obesity.

UK: Suntory Food & Beverage "good" for UK - Gerber Emig CEO

24 Sep 2013

The head of Gerber Emig has argued that Suntory Food & Beverage's arrival is “a good thing” for the UK soft drinks industry.

UK: Britvic merger was not a 'necessity' - AG Barr CEO

23 Sep 2013

AG Barr’s CEO has revealed his disappointment at the collapse of the Britvic merger, but argued that the deal was not essential for the Irn Bru producer’s future.

Comment - Suntory Food & Beverage starts to flex financial muscles

9 Sep 2013

Suntory Food & Beverage didn't exactly swipe Ribena and Lucozade from under the noses of the UK soft drinks industry.

Analysis - Will Suntory Food & Beverage buy AG Barr next?

9 Sep 2013

An analyst has questioned whether Suntory Food & Beverage will make AG Barr its next target after its deal to acquire GlaxoSmithKline's brands Ribena and Lucozade.

JAPAN: Suntory to roll out own brands in new markets after GSK deal

9 Sep 2013

Suntory has no plans to launch potential new acquisitions Ribena and Lucozade in Japan but will use them to expand its existing portfolio in the UK, Nigeria and Malaysia, the company said today (9 September).

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.

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