Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:58:25 GMT (subscription)

Japan beer woes deepen as H1 shipments decline again - report (subscription)
Japan's domestic beer shipments fell to a record low for the fifth first-half-year in a row, as all three segments of the category declined amid tax changes, according to local reports. The first six months of this year marked the first time that beer ...

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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:04:50 GMT

Beer shipments sink to record low
The Japan News
The markups “will start to affect sales from now,” an official of a major brewer said. Shipments decreased 1.4 percent to 94.21 million cases for beer, 2.4 percent to 26.36 million cases for happoshu low-malt quasi-beer and 0.7 percent to 69.67 million ...

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:05:00 GMT

Asahi Shimbun

Beer shipments hit new low due to price hike, lower popularity
Asahi Shimbun
Low-cost "happoshu" plummeted by 2.4 percent, and cheaper third-category beer slipped 0.7 percent. It was the first time all three types of beer and beerlike beverages experienced drops at the same time from the year before in the first half-year period.