Consumers

The Sukiya beef-bowl chain is under pressure from rising labor and ingredient costs.

Big Japanese fast-food chain bites the bullet on price hikes

Beef-bowl purveyor Sukiya tries to pass on higher costs without upsetting regulars

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    Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines see billions in revenue go up in smoke

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