Soft Drinks Business
Achieving industry-leading profitability, our Soft Drinks Business has more than 130 years of tradition, built on a foundation of core brands.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. has seen steady sales growth through its range of flagship products led by Mitsuya Cider, a multi-variant cider brand long embraced by Japanese consumers; CALPIS, the No. 1 selling lactic acid drink in Japan; and Wilkinson, an authentic carbonated soda water beverage. LB Co., Ltd. produces chilled tea, based beverages, and seasonal fruit juice drinks for daily consumption.
Transition of Soft Drinks Business Net Sales
Wilkinson Carbonated Drink
Source: SRI survey by INTAGE, lactic acid drink market, January–December 2015 (cumulative amount sold), by manufacturer
Soft Drinks Companies
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.www.asahiinryo.co.jp（Japanese）
Production and sales of popular mainstay beverages in the Japanese market including Mitsuya Cider, CALPIS and Wilkinson.
Calpis Co., Ltd.www.calpis.net
Production of beverages for the Japanese market including concentrates, gift products, straight beverages, and beverages for restaurants, in addition to a dairy business encompassing dairy procurement.
LB Co., Ltd.www.elbee.jp（Japanese）
Production and sales of chilled products for daily consumption, centering on tea-based beverages and fruit juice. Commands a distinct edge in sales through convenience stores.