Kirin Brewery, a major beer maker, has decided to raise the price of some of its main brands of beer, chu-hi, whiskey, etc. from October in response to rising prices of raw materials such as barley and corn.

According to the company's announcement, the prices will be raised for 278 items including alcoholic beverages such as main brand beer, low-malt beer, chu-hi and whiskey, as well as non-alcoholic beer for home and business use, this October 1st. It is applicable from the delivery on the day.

Of these, the range of price increases for household products is over-the-counter prices, with beer-based beverages, chu-hi, and non-alcoholic beverages ranging from 6% to 13%, and imported Western liquors such as whiskey and vodka from 7% to 17%. It is expected to be about%.

Except for cases due to the revision of the Liquor Tax Law, the price will be raised for the first time in 14 years and 8 months for beer-based beverages for home use and for the first time in Chu-Hi.

About the reason At the company, the procurement price of raw materials such as barley and corn imported from overseas is rising due to the expansion of global demand and the tightening situation in Ukraine, and the soaring crude oil price is the background. It is said that this is because the prices of aluminum and cardboard, which are the raw materials for cans, and distribution costs continue to rise.

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