Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd., a vital component of the beverage and food segment within the Suntory Group centered around its parent company, Suntory Holdings Ltd., is engaged in the manufacture and sale of beverages and food products. The Company consists of itself, 74 subsidiaries, and 7 equity method affiliates.
As the business holding company of the Group, Suntory Beverage & Food carries out corporate governance for group companies through dispatching directors and employees. Furthermore, the Company devises business strategies, activity policies, budget formulation, and promotes quality assurance, business development, product development, etc., functioning as the core of the Group. Apart from these duties, it also formulates M&A strategies to contribute to the domestic and overseas business expansion of the Group and selects M&A partners. The Company delegates authorities to each company within the Group to exhibit high professionalism and rapidly execute business activities as a whole, assuming the role of constructing a group vision and expanding and promoting the Group’s businesses.
The Group operates a single business of beverage and food, so the reporting segments are described by area classification.
[JAPAN BUSINESS] The Group manufactures and sells mineral water, coffee beverages, tea beverages, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, and Foods for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU), among others, in Japan. Suntory Beverage & Food is responsible for the marketing and product planning of the Group’s soft drink business. The manufacture of the Group’s products is undertaken by Suntory Products Ltd., which operates factories in regions across Japan. The majority of the products sold by the Group in Japan, including mineral water, coffee beverages, tea beverages, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, and FOSHU, are manufactured by this company.
The sale of products manufactured and imported by the Group is primarily undertaken by Suntory Foods Ltd. and Suntory Beverage Solution Ltd. Suntory Foods Ltd. is responsible for selling the Group’s manufactured and imported soft drinks through supermarkets, large retail stores, and convenience stores, as well as through vending machine operators. Suntory Beverage Solution Ltd. is responsible for direct sales of the Group’s manufactured and imported soft drinks through vending machines and the like.
[ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS] Suntory Beverage & Food International (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell health foods such as the “BRAND’S Essence of Chicken” series in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Taiwan. PT SUNTORY GARUDA BEVERAGE and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell jelly drinks “Okky,” tea beverages “MYTEA,” etc., in Indonesia. Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Co., Ltd. sells energy drinks “Sting,” Suntory brand tea drinks “TEA+,” etc., in Vietnam. FRUCOR SUNTORY NEW ZEALAND LIMITED, FRUCOR SUNTORY AUSTRALIA PTY. LIMITED, and others manufacture and sell soft drinks mainly in New Zealand and Australia.
[EUROPE BUSINESS] In Europe, including France, the UK, and Spain, Orangina Schweppes Holding B.V. and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell carbonated drinks such as “Orangina” and “Schweppes,” fruit juice drinks like “Oasis,” while Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell fruit juice drinks such as “Ribena” and energy drinks/sports drinks like “Lucozade.”
[AMERICAS BUSINESS] Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell soft drinks primarily in North Carolina, North America.