JAPAN: Brewers raise low-malt beer expectations

By Sarah Diston | 20 August 2001

Three of Japan's leading breweries have raised their 2001 sales targets for beer and four of the country's major brewers posted lower group operational profits. Asahi Breweries Ltd posted an operating profit fall of 23% to 26.5bn yen and raised sales targets for its low-malt beer, Honnama to 43m cases, from 20m.

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Three of Japan's leading breweries have raised their 2001 sales targets for beer and four of the country's major brewers posted lower group operational profits. Asahi Breweries Ltd posted an operating profit fall of 23% to 26.5bn yen and raised sales targets for its low-malt beer, Honnama to 43m cases, from 20m.

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