The full year’s net profits for New Zealand’s biggest drinks company, Lion, have slipped 20% as consumption declines and consumers trade up.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has shut down an agency that illegally hired over 100 people to work at a “wine factory” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rising popularity of craft beer in Japan is causing retailers to rethink their on-shelf offerings.
One of the animators from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli has designed an advert for sochu brand Satsuma Shiranami.
Former president of Nikka whisky and adoptive son of its founder, Takeshi Taketsuru, has died at the age of 90.
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