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Brazilian beer companies worried about changing drinking habits

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While Cachaça is the true Brazilian spirit—being invented during the times of Portuguese colonization—Brazil is a beer-drinking country. This year, Brazilians will likely have consumed 10.4 billion liters of beer, around 49 liters per person. Unsurprisingly, two beer labels figure among the top 5 most valuable Brazilian brands.

But Brazilian beer drinkers are changing their habits, according to a recent survey. More and more, consumers are prioritizing quality over quantity—which has raised red flags for big brewers. Among high-income Brazilians, 68 percent of beer drinkers...

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