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"Third-Segment" Drinks Top Beer in Jan.-June Sales

"Third-Segment" Drinks Top Beer in Jan.-June Sales

   Tokyo, July 10 (Jiji Press)--So-called third-segment beer-like beverages, which are relatively cheaper, topped beer in sales by volume in January-June for the first time, data from major brewers have shown.
   The result reflects accelerated trends among consumers to spend less, spurred by the consumption tax hike to 10 pct from 8 pct in October last year and the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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