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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

Bourbon’s Super-Premium Players Fuel The Category’s Growth

The Bourbon boom continues to accelerate in the U.S. market, driven by the super-premium segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 20, 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

Beam Suntory Chairman Denies Discord With Suntory Holdings As Integration Continues

Speaking in New York yesterday, Beam Suntory chairman and CEO Matt Shattock said press reports of tension between the Beam and Suntory management teams over the summer were “overblown,” and predicted bright skies ahead for the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 11, 2016

Beam Suntory’s Sales Rise On The Strength Of Its Bourbon Range

Beam Suntory, the spirits arm of Japanese conglomerate Suntory Ltd., achieved a mid-single digit sales increase in the first nine months of 2016. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 4, 2016

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