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Saturday 20 August 2022

Lion

“We’re seeing cost increases like we’ve never seen before” – Lion raises prices 19th August 2022 /

“We’re seeing cost increases like we’ve never seen before” – Lion raises prices

The beverage business says it has seen unprecedented cost increases in the past 12 months.


Lion exits UK operations 11th August 2022

Lion exits UK operations

Lion is selling its UK operations to Odyssey Inns.


Shrink wrap setback for Lion sustainability target 26th July 2022 /

Shrink wrap setback for Lion sustainability target

Lion New Zealand is shrink-wrap free, but the Australian business has had to push out its phase-out by two years due to supply chain disruption.


Craig Baldie on Lion NZ’s “green shoots” 22nd July 2022 /

Craig Baldie on Lion NZ’s “green shoots”

“In 2022, our business is currently tracking slightly ahead of plan,” Baldie said.


Lion NZ back in the black after big 2020 impairment 21st July 2022 /

Lion NZ back in the black after big 2020 impairment

The beverage business has gone through a period of significant consolidation in a move back to basics.


“You’re going to see a more focused business” Lion NZ’s Craig Baldie 18th May 2022

“You’re going to see a more focused business” Lion NZ’s Craig Baldie

Lion is close to completing a reshaping of its NZ operations, allowing it to emerge from Covid concentrated on core.


Lion’s Havana Coffee Works Roastery open in Auckland 3rd May 2022 /

Lion’s Havana Coffee Works Roastery open in Auckland

Havana Coffee Works Roastery opened yesterday in Parnell, Auckland – its second location alongside Wellington.


Lion NZ expands hospo wellbeing programme 29th April 2022 /

Lion NZ expands hospo wellbeing programme

Lion New Zealand is expanding its Healthy Hospo health and wellbeing program to offer in-person events around New Zealand in 2022.


Two Thumb Brewing Co takes over Lion’s Fermentist 20th April 2022 /

Two Thumb Brewing Co takes over Lion’s Fermentist

Two Thumb Brewing Co is taking over the Christchurch site of the former Fermentist Brewery and Taproom, owned and operated by Lion.


Lion closes $20m Little Creatures as Omicron pressure mounts across group 23rd February 2022 /

Lion closes $20m Little Creatures as Omicron pressure mounts across group

Little Creatures says operating under the red traffic light system was “uncertain and precarious”. 


Lion’s message to govt: Act now to avert “major catastrophe” 18th February 2022 /

Lion’s message to govt: Act now to avert “major catastrophe”

The beverage giant urges Finance Minister Grant Robertson to “act swiftly, decisively and meaningfully”.


Alcohol excise tax warning 14th February 2022 /

Alcohol excise tax warning

Beverage makers say the timing could not be worse for a rise in the alcohol excise tax.


Lion lures Diageo boss to CEO role 9th February 2022 /

Lion lures Diageo boss to CEO role

Sam Fischer will join the brewing group in July tasked with delivering a new mid-term plan to return to sustainable growth.


Lion NZ to shutter Drinks Collective 10th November 2021

Lion NZ to shutter Drinks Collective

The company is closing its restaurant and café distribution division as the beverage business seeks to “fine-tune” its focus.


Lion fined $10k for breaching overseas investment law 9th September 2021 /

Lion fined $10k for breaching overseas investment law

Beverage business Lion New Zealand has been fined $10,000 for breaching the Overseas Investment Act when it bought a South Island leasehold farm in 2017.


Lion to shrink plastic packaging 7th September 2021 /

Lion to shrink plastic packaging

Australasian brewer Lion is to reduce the two largest sources of plastic in its packaging – plastic shrink-wrap and plastic labels on beer bottles in Australia.


Lion pumps millions into zero alcohol tech to tap new demand 15th July 2021 /

Lion pumps millions into zero alcohol tech to tap new demand

The brewer is making a big move into the no alcohol beer market, which is says will be worth $25bn globally by 2024.


Lion claws back carbon emissions 5th July 2021 /

Lion claws back carbon emissions

Lion reveals 2020 sustainability scorecard and commits to action on value chain carbon emissions.


Lion NZ, Johnnie Walker join Six Barrel Soda in highball partnership 14th June 2021 /

Lion NZ, Johnnie Walker join Six Barrel Soda in highball partnership

Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Six Barrel Soda on a new range of whiskey highball syrup mixers.


Last call for Lion chief executive 17th May 2021 /

Last call for Lion chief executive

Stuart Irvine is stepping down as chief executive of Lion after more than eight years at the helm of the Japanese-owned but Kiwi-founded beverage company.