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Sunday 29 March 2015

Japan

Lion’s net profits slide 20%

The full year’s net profits for New Zealand’s biggest drinks company, Lion, have slipped 20% as consumption declines and consumers trade up.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Migrant workers duped by ‘wine factory’ promise

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has shut down an agency that illegally hired over 100 people to work at a “wine factory” in Japan.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 Berry Bros bestsellers in Japan

Simon Staples, Berry Bros sales director for Asia reveals the firm’s bestsellers in Japan, discovering a wine market surprisingly close in sentiment to the UK.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Suntory in beer battle against rival Asahi

Suntory is suing Japanese rival Asahi and calling for a court to suspend sales and production of its non-alcohol beer-flavoured drinks amid claims of trademark infringement.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Nine HK restaurants among Asia’s 50 best

A Thai restaurant has been named “The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia” at Asia’s 50 best restaurant awards in which nine Hong Kong restaurants were also listed.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Aldi to sell ‘wagyu’ beef burgers

Discount supermarket Aldi has upped the stakes in the fine foods department with plans to sell Japan’s famed delicacy wagyu beef in the form of burgers.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo has no plans for China show

Vinexpo’s CEO has said he stands by his decision to cancel a planned Beijing show, adding there will be no Chinese fair in the near future.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese retailers tap into craft beer

The rising popularity of craft beer in Japan is causing retailers to rethink their on-shelf offerings.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Studio Ghibli designs sochu ad

One of the animators from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli has designed an advert for sochu brand Satsuma Shiranami.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese whisky pioneer Taketsuru dies

Former president of Nikka whisky and adoptive son of its founder, Takeshi Taketsuru, has died at the age of 90.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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