Suntory becomes top-selling Japanese brewer in Jan.-June period

Aug 7, 2014

Suntory becomes top-selling Japanese brewer in Jan.-June period

Suntory Holdings Ltd.’s sales overtook those of Kirin Holdings Co. in the January-June period for the first time since 2009, when it adopted a holding company system, according to earnings reports released by major Japanese brewers by Wednesday. Suntory racked up record-high group sales ...

Jul 10, 2014

Beer, quasi-beer shipments drop in first half

Shipments of beer and related drinks fell 1.2 percent in the first half to a record low of 196.85 million cases compared with the previous year, largely as a result of wet or chilly weather, data released by the five major breweries said Thursday. ...

Any publicity is good news for beer firms

| Jun 21, 2014

Any publicity is good news for beer firms

by Philip Brasor

At a Tokyo news conference on June 4, Sapporo Beer President Masaki Oga announced his company would halt sales of its Goku Zero alcoholic beverage after current inventory was shipped. The parent company, Sapporo Holdings, had been contacted by the National Tax Agency in ...