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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.

Beam Suntory hands core distribution to De Kuyper Royal Distillers in Netherlands

29 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory is to realign its distribution in the Netherlands next year, linking up with the family-owned De Kuyper Royal Distillers for some of its core brands.

Bacardi names Maurice Doyle president incubator brands & global commercial development

8 Nov 2017

Bacardi has announced the return of Maurice Doyle to the company, in the role of president of incubator brands & global commercial development.

Bourbon gives YTD 2017 boost to Suntory's alcohol sales - results

6 Nov 2017

Suntory's Bourbon brands have driven YTD growth as strong global demand for Jim Beam and Maker's Mark continued.

Suntory Beverage & Food invests US$289m in Thailand JV with PepsiCo

2 Nov 2017

Suntory Beverage & Food has agreed to buy a 51% stake in PepsiCo's Thai soft drinks unit as it targets the second-biggest beverage market in South East Asia.

Suntory Beverage & Food drives up YTD 2017 sales - results

2 Nov 2017

Sales growth in all regions helped drive a solid nine-month performance for Suntory's soft drinks unit, Suntory Beverage & Food.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's Lucozade Sport Lemon & Lime - Product Launch

2 Aug 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has released a lemon and lime flavour under its Lucozade Sport brand. The launch is exclusive to the wholesale channel. 

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's Lucozade Sport Fitwater - Product Launch

26 Jul 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has lined up a functional water under its Lucozade Sport brand, for the UK market. 

Japan beer woes deepen as H1 shipments decline again - report

13 Jul 2017

Japan's domestic beer shipments fell to a record low for the fifth first-half-year in a row, as all three segments of the category declined amid tax changes, according to local reports.

How much longer can US whiskey maintain its stellar growth? - Comment

4 Jul 2017

It's been one of the success stories of the Century so far. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton looks at US whiskey to see if an end to the category's explosive growth will break anytime soon.

Suntory's Chita Single Grain Whisky - Product Launch

3 Jul 2017

Suntory has released its first single grain whisky from the House of Suntory's Chita distillery. Chita Single Grain was aged in wine and Spanish oak casks alongside American white oak casks.

Non-alcoholic beer gets production boost as Japanese lifestyles change - report

19 Jun 2017

Strong sales for non-alcoholic beer in Japan have prompted brewers to up production, according to a local report.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory launches US$3m Orangina campaign

12 Jun 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has lined up a GBP2.4m (US$3m) activation for its Orangina brand in the UK market. 

Lucozade Ribena Suntory launches US$5m Ribena campaign in the UK

12 Jun 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has lined up a summer campaign for its Ribena brand in the UK, which centres around a new app. 

Suntory Holdings forms global JV for True Nopal cactus water

31 May 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has set up a UK distribution joint venture for cactus water True Nopal.

Beam Suntory shines in Q1 2017, but beer still drags on Suntory Holdings - results

8 May 2017

A slight lift in sales from Beam Suntory in the first three months of the year has failed to stop Suntory Holdings' alcohol sales from coming in flat for the period.

Why is the soft drinks sector losing the recycling game? - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Apr 2017

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's Lucozade Zero Original - Product Launch

17 Feb 2017

Lucozade Ribena Suntory will launch an Original flavour variant under its Lucozade Zero brand in the UK.

Beam Suntory boosts top-line in 2016, but Suntory alcohol sales dip - results

14 Feb 2017

Suntory Group has made the integration of Beam Suntory a "top priority", as the unit, which the Japanese group acquired three years ago, delivered a mid-single-digit lift in sales for the 12 months of 2016.

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

1 Feb 2017

Rounding off our series of predictions for the year ahead, Ian Buxton gives us his forecasts for whisk(e)y in the next 12 months.

Major brewers suffer as Japanese beer volumes continue decline - report

25 Jan 2017

Domestic beer volumes in Japan fell by 3% last year as shipments from all five major brewers declined, according to local reports.

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

19 Jan 2017

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 looks at how the white spirits segment is shaping up for 2017.

Suntory Holdings targets obese staff with health-camp plan - report

16 Jan 2017

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

Suntory Holdings says Beam Suntory listing "not currently being considered"

6 Jan 2017

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

Suntory's Orangina Schweppes Group expands R&D hub

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.

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