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....
India. Campaign against liquor shops in Tamil Nadu
Similar to its popular form of protests, it once again chose to highlight the evil of alcohol consumption through folk songs and street plays at a special anti-liquor conference here on Sunday. A large number of participants including woman and children, who came different parts of the State, cheered when song after song were sung by the members of Makkal Athikaram against liquor. A troupe from Kerala staged its show in support of the demand.
The speeches of various speakers revolved around the loss of innumerable lives due to addiction to liquor.
Some women, who lost their breadwinners due to alcoholism, narrated their tales. They blamed the government for making people addicts to generate revenue at the cost of lives of thousands of people.
C. Raju, State Coordinator, Makkal Athikaram, said in spite of innumerable protests, the government had not heeded to the demand of closing State sponsored sale of alcohol through TASMAC outlets. So, people should “use their power” to close the liquor shops.
Maruthaiyan, general secretary, People’s Art and Literary Association, Kaliappan of Makkal Athikaram, S. Kovan, who was arrested for penning a song against the State Government, among others spoke.
16 Feb. 2016