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Signs of life in Japan's beer market - Comment

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

When BRIC markets go horribly wrong

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least....

The season of Japanese goodwill in M&A - Comment

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Bulldog Gin founder and CEO 3 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Gruppo Campari announced an agreement to buy Bulldog Gin. Here, just-drinks talks to brand founder Anshuman Vohra about the transaction.


Interview - Sapporo president Tsutomu Kamijo 22 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Sapporo Holdings is one of Japan's biggest alcohol and soft drinks producers and the country's oldest brewer. This month, Andy Morton met with its president, Tsutomu Kamijo, to discuss why he'd like to get his hands on Anheuser-Busch InBev's Pilsner Urquell, the state of play in Vietnam and why even BrewDog's founder gets excited about Sapporo's beer.

Latest News

Asahi draws on US$8bn loan to cover breweries buy 28 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.


Coca-Cola East Japan and West form one firm 24 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

The two largest Coca-Cola bottlers in Japan will merge to form one company from 1 April. 


E&J Gallo adds Stagecoach Vineyard to stable 24 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

E&J Gallo Winery has announced its intended purchase of California’s Stagecoach Vineyard, the "largest contiguous" vineyard in the valley.


Sidney Frank becomes Mast-Jägermeister US 21 Mar 17

Andy Morton

The Sidney Frank Importing Co has changed its name to Mast-Jägermeister US to reflect its takeover in 2015 by the German owners of the liqueur brand.


Heineken mulls M&A with $1.75bn notes issue 21 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Heineken has said proceeds from a new US$1.75bn fund-raising effort could go towards future acquisitions.


Eastside Distilling buys MotherLode 20 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Portland-based Eastside Distilling has acquired local bottler MotherLode Craft Distilling.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?

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