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Suntory Food & Beverage ends year on a high note

Suntory Food & Beverage Limited, reported its full year results, with sales increasing 2.1% to ¥1.4 trillion yen ($12.3bn).

The maker of Lucozade and Ribena said it achieved higher revenue growth as a result of aggressive marketing and cost reduction initiatives it carried out on its main brands.

Suntory Holdings wants its obese workers to lose weight

Japanese food and beverage firm, Suntory Holdings wants its obese employees to get into shape. The company has offered its employees a chance to go to a weight lose camp where they will learn how to eat and drink in moderation at social events and how to exercise.

Suntory’s personnel department said that the company has more ‘obese-leaning employees’ than a typical company. Therefore it has devised a means to improve the health of its employees.

Suntory to reduce sugar content in Lucozade and Ribena by 50%

Lucozade and Ribena, two famous brands of Japanese Food and Beverage Company, Suntory said it will cut 50% of the sugar content in its drinks in the UK and Ireland by next summer. The announcement comes ahead of a proposed sugar tax on sweetened beverages set to go into effect in both countries in 2018.

The company said it would reformulate all its drinks to contain less than 4.5g of total sugar per 100ml – the equivalent of one teaspoon. Currently, the drinks contain 13g and 10g of sugar per 100ml serving respectively.

Aggressive marketing, Cost improvements help Suntory Food & Beverage lift sales

Suntory Holdings, the group company that owns Suntory Food and Beverage Limited, said that group revenue fell 0.23% to ¥1.97 trillion yen (approx. $18.7bn) in the first nine months of 2016. However, operating income rose 14.1% to ¥149bn yen ($1.4bn).

Suntory Food and Beverage segment boosted sales 4.4% to ¥1.06 trillion yen ($10bn) in the nine months to September, helped by a strengthening of its brands, creation of new demand for its products, bolstering profitability by reforming its cost structure and improving product quality based on insights from other group companies.

Currency headwinds dent Suntory’s half-year profits

Suntory Beverage & Food Limited, the Japanese parent of the newly acquired GSK Consumer Nigerian Plc unit, said on Friday that half-year profits fell 4.8% to ¥17.9bn yen ($177m).

The beverage company which derived 38% of its half-year sales from overseas markets said that a stronger yen affected earnings growth. Net income would have risen 3.1% if it wasn’t for currency volatility, the company said. Suntory is forecasting further decline in profits for the rest of the year, with ¥40.5 billion yen forecasted for the 12-month period.

GSK Nigeria shareholders vote to sell beverage business to Suntory

Ribena and Lucozade brands

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc (“GSK Consumer Nigeria”) said on Monday that shareholders of the company have approved the sale of its beverage unit to Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria Limited.

GSK Nigeria dispels rumours of pending lay-offs after sale of beverage business

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GSK Nigeria) has put to rest fears of planned lay-offs post sale of its beverage business to Suntory.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, GSK’s company Secretary, Mr. Uchenna Uwechia, said that the company’s Board of Directors has accepted Suntory Beverage & Food Limited offer to buy its beverage bottling and distribution business.

He noted that the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has been informed of its proposed plan to sell its beverage business as part of a post listing requirement of the exchange.

GSK Nigeria agrees to sell beverage unit to Suntory

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc (“GSK Nigeria”) said on Wednesday, it has accepted and is recommending to its shareholders, a binding offer from Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of Suntory Beverage and Food Limited (“SBF”) of Japan, for the sale of its beverage unit, which includes bottling and distribution of Ribena, Lucozade and part of its Agbara plant.

GSK Nigeria in negotiations with Suntory to sell beverage business

Ribena and Lucozade brands

GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc, maker of Ribena and Lucozade brands has confirmed that it has received a non-binding offer from Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (SBF) for their beverage business consisting of the bottling and distribution of Ribena, Lucozade and part of their Agbara manufacturing plant.