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Asahi takes on $1bn coffee market with AllPress acquisition

Asahi has snapped up global coffee brand AllPress as it revs up the fight against a now European-owned Amatil.
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Asahi sells five liquor brands to Heineken

Asahi has sold the Australian rights to five liquor brands, including Strongbow and Stella Artois, to rival Heineken.
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Global FMCG profit margins rose by near-record amount prior to Covid-19

Before Covid-19 hit the world, profit margins in the global FMCG industry grew by 18.7 per cent, nudging 2007’s 18.9 per...

Carlton & United Breweries merges with Asahi Premium Beverages

ACCC did not opposed the acquisition as Asahi offloads some of its brands.

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CUB joins Asahi Beverages

Asahi has completed the $16 billion acquisition of CUB.

Asahi gets greenlight from FIRB to acquire CUB

Acquisition of CUB is expected to be completed on June 1.

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Asahi launches sugar-free hard seltzer

Vodka-based, sugar-free hard seltzer aimed at millennial market.

Asahi proposes divestment of cider and beer brands to allay ACCC concerns over CUB deal

Asahi offers to ditch Strongbow, Stella, Becks and more to get CUB deal passed.

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Major alcohol companies to introduce age-restriction labels

Diageo, Asahi and Bacardi among liquor giants to help curb underage drinking with new labelling and tighter controls onl...

Get crafty: How craft breweries can compete with ‘Big Beer’

Despite big players not traditionally fitting into the craft beer narrative, they are taking to craft breweries like a l...

CUB donates leftover water to drought regions

The non-potable water can be used to help crops and livestock in the ongoing drought.

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This week's top stories in the FMCG sector.

VB brews a cuppa for cricket fans

VB has created its own unique tea blend that smells and tastes like the classic beer.

Poll: Is Asahi takeover good or bad for Aussie beer market?

Do you think it's OK for one company to control half of the market?

ACCC to review Carlton takeover

Asahi's $16 billion takeover of Carlton & United Breweries would see the Japanese beverage giant control half the Austra...

Asahi buying Carlton & United for $16b

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has agreed to sell Carlton & United Breweries to Japan's Asahi.