Due to the poor harvest of seaweed within the Ariake Sea, Shirako, a serious seaweed processing and gross sales firm, has determined to lift the worth of seaweed merchandise for dwelling use by as much as 40% from June this yr.
According to the folks involved, “Shirako” will elevate the worth of just about all glue merchandise for dwelling use from June 1st cargo.
The vary of worth will increase is 15% to 40% on the advised retail worth, of which “baked nori” will likely be raised by about 40%, and “flavored nori” will likely be raised by about 30% to 35%.
It is the primary time the corporate has raised the worth of seaweed merchandise since 2019, 4 years in the past, and the primary time it has raised the worth by 40%.
The firm says that it is because the Ariake Sea, which is named one of many main producers of aquaculture seaweed in Japan, skilled a document poor harvest this season, and the acquisition worth has risen considerably.