Japan: Latest beverage news & analysis
This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes for its entry into Turkey.
Last week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in first-quarter sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:
Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:
Suntory Holdings reported an impressive rise in full-year group profits and sales yesterday (17 February). Here just-drinks take a closer look at the performance of its two drinks-related units:
A VAT increase in Japan next year could be an opportunity rather than a threat to soft drinks producers, according to an analyst.
Suntory and Asahi have settled a dispute over intellectual property rights for non-alcoholic beer, according to a report.
Asahi has added a new variant to its Clear Asahi range, designed to pair with food from a specific region.
A shortage of Japanese whisky is forcing drinks producers in Japan to turn to imported spirits, according to a report.
Coca-Cola Japan has launched a peach-flavoured water under the Glaceau brand, which it claims may help consumers sleep better.
Japanese consumers are becoming more adventurous in their wine choices, according to a new report.
A focus on improving profitability has failed to benefit the bottom line for Kirin Holdings in the first quarter of 2016.
A sharp decline in domestic sales for Kirin Brewery dragged down the Japanese beer market in the first quarter of the year as rival brewers posted growth, according to a report.
Suntory has launched a matcha-flavoured liqueur as it targets the growing trend for green-tea flavoured products in Japan.
Suntory has reorganised its Spirits and Liquors units and announced several new appointments.
Asahi Group has reported a double-digit profit rise in 2015, with alcohol and soft drinks both posting sales growth.
Japanese beverage firm Otsuka Pharmaceutical is claiming a world-first with plans to send a can of Pokari Sweat to the moon.
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