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Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Business / Corporate Nov 10, 2018

Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Kirin Holdings Co., Japan's second-largest beer brewer, will shift its core business strategy from beverages to "health and illness-preventing" solutions, the Sankei newspaper reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Yoshinori Isozaki. The Tokyo-based company is planning a global expansion of products that use ...

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

National Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...

Asahi sees yen windfall on AB InBev beer deal

Business / Corporate Aug 4, 2016

Asahi sees yen windfall on AB InBev beer deal

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. could save about ¥30 billion ($297 million) on its purchase of European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV because the yen has strengthened since the firms cut the deal. The brewer expects its purchase of Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beers to ...