Business Sep 10, 2020

Major Japanese beer makers' sales down in August

Four major Japanese beer makers separately said Thursday that their sales of beer and quasi-beer products in August fell from a year earlier, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sales in volume terms were down 18 percent at Sapporo Breweries Ltd., 12 percent at ...

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Business / Corporate Aug 27, 2020

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Kirin Brewery Co. said Thursday it will start selling a zero-carbohydrate regular beer in October, the first such product offered by a domestic brewer, to tap demand among increasingly health-conscious consumers. The zero-carb beer under the major brewery's flagship Ichibanshibori brand will be launched on ...