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Interview, Part 2: Suntory Holdings’ Takeshi Niinami

In the second part of our interview with Takeshi Niinami, the Suntory Holdings president and CEO discusses how Beam Suntory is addressing skyrocketing demand for Japanese whiskies, and how the company’s upscale single malt Scotch lineup fits into the portfolio mix. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 16, 2017

Suntory President Takeshi Niinami On Tapping Bourbon’s Global Potential

Editor’s Note: Takeshi Niinami became president and CEO of Suntory Holdings in October of 2014, just 10 months after Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. In the ensuing integration, the new Beam Suntory experienced some growing pains due to cultural differences, though both sides say those issues have now been resolved. Looking ahead, as Japanese whisky copes with a major inventory shortfall, the company’s focus is now squarely on Kentucky, with ambitious plans to expand in the Bourbon space. SND executive editor David Fleming met recently with Niinami to discuss the road ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 15, 2017

With Bourbon On A Tear, Category Leaders Post Solid Gains

Bourbon surpassed 20 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. for the first time in 30 years in 2016, and while a host of super-premium contenders are injecting dynamism, the category’s biggest players are also contributing solid progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

Beam Suntory Achieves Mid-Single Digit Growth Amid Strong Results In Americas

Beam Suntory posted mid-single digit growth in 2016, driven by what parent company Suntory Holdings Ltd. called a strong performance in the Americas region. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2017

News Briefs for January 13, 2017

•Beam Suntory has signed a “multi-year legacy partnership” with the Chicago Cubs that will see the company’s brands featured at the Cubs’ Wrigley Field beginning this season. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 13, 2017

Top Whisk(e)y Brands Make Big Gains In 2016, Sparked By Innovation

The U.S. market’s top-selling whisk(e)y brands were all solidly on the rise in 2016.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2017

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