JAPAN: March beer and happoshu shipments slide
Shipments of beer and happoshu fell last month, according to figures released yesterday.
While beer shipments dropped by only 0.4% year-on-year to 23.09m cases, happoshu shipments also dropped, by 10% to 16.08m cases.
Only Asahi saw happoshu shipments increase in March, with a rise of 15.7%, after launching new products. Combined shipments of beer and happoshu at the company grew by 7%.
In February this year, beer shipments recorded their first year-on-year rise in 47 months.
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