Monthly Archives: March 2023

Japo Focus : Asahi’s premiumisation and packaging strategies, Kirin’s beer consumption data and more

Japanese brewery giant will focus on driving its premiumisation strategy in 2023, in hopes ofdelivering long-term sustainable growth despite the pressures of inflationary costs.Asahi published its FY2022 full-year financial results earlier this month, announcing an overall8% growth in revenue to hit JPY2.51tn (US$25.1bn), and 5.9% growth in profits to hitJPY243.8bn (US$2.44bn). These positive growth numbers were attributed by the firm

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Barley exports slow, but ahead of ’22

Canadian barley exports slowed in January, but out-of-country movement is still running ahead of the year-ago pace, according to updated export data from the Canadian Grain Commission. Canada exported 131,100 tonnes of barley from licensed facilities in January, with China the top customer taking 100,500 tonnes. Total barley exports were well off the 344,500 tonnes moved the previous month and

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