JAPAN: Asahi retains top spot in beer rankings

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 16 January 2003

Asahi Breweries retained the number one position in the Japanese beer market in 2002 for the second year running. However, the company's market share fell for the first time in 11 years, suggesting its leadership could be under threat from the number two brewer, Kirin.

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Asahi Breweries retained the number one position in the Japanese beer market in 2002 for the second year running. However, the company's market share fell for the first time in 11 years, suggesting its leadership could be under threat from the number two brewer, Kirin.

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