Analysis of beer market in China (on Russian)
Beer market of Ukraine: big three losing weightIn 2016, fast increase of excises and resulting price spike stood in the way of the beer market stabilization. Most of competition (as well as mass sorts) moved to the economy segment of the market. The biggest losses were incurred by the leading three, especially Obolon, which again experienced pressure after reallocation of Efes market share. However, one should already speak of TOP-4. Group Oasis CIS (PPB) became a strong player and competitor to transnational companies. Besides the net sales of many regional medium breweries look rather good and 16-fold cost reduction wholesale trade license for craft brewers opens up a possibility of rapid growth in 2017.
Analysis of beer market in China
China’s transition to a “new normal” reality backfired on the brewing industry unexpectedly. Stagnation and subsequent market decline resulted from dynamic social and economic changes. There has emerged a “two speed” market where the medium class significance is growing, yet the share of main beer consumers, “blue collar” is decreasing. Also the inflow of consumers is shrinking, as demographics stopped being a growth driver. Finally, beer is giving way to other alcohol drinks....
UK. Marston’s sales at pubs rise 6 pct during holidays
The company, which operates around 2,150 pubs across England and Wales, said like-for-like sales at its managed pubs in the three weeks ended Jan. 5 was helped by a 10 percent rise on Christmas.
For the 16 weeks to Jan. 19, the company reported a 1.2 percent increase in like-for-like sales at its managed pubs as snowfall hit sales in the last week, but said profitability was in line with its expectations.
Heavy snowfall has hit businesses and travellers across Britain threatening an unprecedented "triple-dip" recession that could knock the government's economic plans further off track.
British pub operators have benefited as cash-strapped customers choose to treat themselves to meals at their local pub instead of dining out at restaurants.
Pub and breweries group Greene King reported last week a rise in sales for the 36 weeks to Jan. 6, buoyed by strong trading during the Christmas period.
Marston's shares were down 2 percent at 132.11 pence on the London Stock Exchange at 0844 GMT on Tuesday. They rose more than 30 percent last year.
22 Jan. 2013