Japan’s Asahi to Keep Hyogo Brewery Open Another Year

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Japan’s Asahi Breweries Ltd. said that it will put off closing its Nishinomiya plant by one year to the end of August 2012 since power shortages at Tohoku and Kanto facilities will hamper efforts to raise output. (more…)

Australia watchdog blocks Asahi’s P&N buy

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Australia’s competition watchdog blocked Japanese group Asahi Breweries’ A$364 million acquisition of P&N Beverages on concerns the deal will remove an affective competitor from the soft drinks market. (more…)

Asahi drops out of Foster’s beer race

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Japanese beverage giant Asahi Breweries has taken itself out of the running to buy Foster’s beer arm in the lead up to the historic $11 billion demerger of the Australian brewer. (more…)