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Not When Harry Met Sally…When Suntory bought Beam!

Suntory’s $16bn takeover of Beam Inc. shocked many industry insiders but the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Bacardi likely sighed with relief, according to Rabobank.

Drambuie sale: Suntory ‘favourite’ to buy

Suntory would be the “favourite” to buy Scottish liqueur brand Drambuie, one analyst has claimed, as news emerged that owners the MacKinnon family were exploring a possible sale.

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Ribena claim ban leaves ‘little margin for flexibility’: Legal expert

Last week’s UK ruling that health claims made on Ribena’s website were ‘exaggerated’ suggests there is not as much flexibility as the industry might have hoped when it comes to...

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Suntory Whisky’s stunning Statue of Liberty ice cube uses 3D printing

Suntory Whisky has used 3D printing technology to create a series of intricately shaped ice cube shapes – ranging from a shark to an electric guitar, Japanese temple, even the...

'Genius' Bacardi leads Gentleman Jack: Spirits rise for digital stars

Bacardi is unique among spirits brands as a ‘genius’ when it comes to harnessing digital, according to L2's Digital IQ Index, with its online presence a unique form of ‘competitive...

'Suntory is willing to pay a significant premium to acquire growth overseas': Analyst

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

Suntory’s $16bn splurge to acquire Beam Inc. is significantly more than what rivals Diageo and Pernod Ricard would have paid for the bourbon giant, one analyst believes, but a seat...

X20 HISTORIC EBITDA PRICE 'LOOKS VERY PUNCHY': ANALYST

Suntory ‘delighted’ to agree $16bn Beam Inc. takeover

Suntory Holdings and Beam Inc. say they have agreed a $16bn deal that will see the Japan giant take full control of its US rival and maker of Jim Beam...

Advertising authority shows flexibility over health claims

The Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA’s) policing of EU health claims offers a ray of light to food firms looking to use them in advertising, according to Eversheds senior partner Owen...

Sports drink ad claims attacked

A Lucozade Sport ad campaign has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for falling foul of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims rules.

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Lucozade Energy milks ‘mass appeal’ with strawberry launch

Lucozade Energy will launch a strawberry flavored variant next week, in the first significant launch since the brand was sold with Ribena to Suntory for £1.35bn ($2.12bn).

SOLD! GSK exits drinks market

Glaxo sells Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory for £1.35bn cash

Ever-expanding Japanese beverage behemoth, Suntory, is the new owner of Lucozade and Ribena, which GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has sold for £1.35bn (€1.6bn/$2.11bn) as it admits defeat in its internationalisation plans and...

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UPDATE: Suntory will buy Lucozade and Ribena for ‘sum close to £1bn’; brands won’t work in Asia, says analyst

Sources close to GlaxoSmithKline have confirmed that the sale of its iconic Lucozade and Ribena brands to expanding Japanese beverage giant, Suntory, will proceed for a sum closer to initial...

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Suntory UK focus after $6bn IPO could see it snaffle Barr Britvic: Analyst

With rumors swirling that Japanese giant Suntory is considering a $6bn IPO next year, one analyst reasons that any desire to enter the UK market could see it target Barr...

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Suntory plans share sale to fund M&A drive?

Multinational Suntory Holdings plans to sell shares in its non-alcoholic drinks business to fund a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) drive, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg.

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'Suntory dreams ripped at the seams, but oh…'

After drinks giant Suntory Liquors said yesterday that it would step out with rival Beam Inc in Japan, Brown-Forman quickly swopped one distribution relationship for another, heralding a new fling...

Pepsi bottler Suntory could gatecrash Britvic Barr party - analyst suggests

Japanese Pepsi bottler Suntory could enter the fray with a rival bid for Britvic, according to one City analyst, but he added that this was unlikely due to the firm’s...

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Suntory Rolling Stones special Whisky will cost $6,300

Suntory Liquors is set to sell a limited edition blended whisky to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones and priced at a cool $6,300.

Kirin and Suntory break off merger negotiations

Plans to merge Kirin and Suntory and create a Japanese drinks powerhouse have fallen through as the companies fail to agree on terms.

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Suntory completes Frucor acquisition

Danone says it has completed the sale of its Frucor drinks subsidiary for €600m to Japan-based Suntory.

Heineken, Suntory to up Chinese presence

Dutch brewer Heineken is considering expanding its presence in China with the acquisition of an additional stake in the Kingway Brewery, while Japan's Suntory has already stepped up its operations...

Danone and Suntory a HOD of the game

Danone's entry into the home and office delivery (HOD) market for bottled water has been rapid and spectacular, with the French company taking leading positions...

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