A craft beer manufacturing and sales company in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, is delivering products to stores by shortening the business hours of restaurants, ahead of the decision to declare a state of emergency for one metropolitan area and three prefectures. We are calling for consideration of support measures, saying that the sales of people will also drop significantly.
Under the policy of issuing a state of emergency, each of the three prefectures will request that restaurants be open from the 8th to 8:00 pm.
For a company that manufactures and sells craft beer in Atsugi City, shipping to restaurants is one of the pillars of sales, and last year's sales fell by about 30% due to the influence of the new coronavirus.
Under these circumstances, I have a sense of crisis that it is inevitable that sales will decrease further if the business hours of restaurants are shortened.
It also raises concerns that manufacturers and producers who deliver goods to restaurants and wholesalers are not covered.
In the average year, there is almost no demand for sales promotion events for Valentine's Day, where sales are expected at this time, so Nobuhisa Iwamoto, president of craft beer manufacturing and sales company "Sankt Gallen", said, "Last year when a request for leave was issued. At the time of the state of emergency, the shipment volume of draft beer barrels for restaurants decreased by more than 90% compared to the same period of the previous year. The sales channel was cut off for the side that delivers the products, so the restaurant I want you to consider support other than that. "