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. Computer network to connect all liquor shops in Andhra Pradesh
Work is afoot and the network will be operational from March 1, said Excise Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena, here in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
Talking to the media after the State level conference of the Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar Meena admitted that MRP violation in liquor trade was rampant in Visakhapatnam and some other cities and towns in the State. Out of the 4,000 odd shops, only seven were found charging above the MRP, due to lack of surprise checks by the department, he admitted.
Giving details on the computer network, he said that shops will be linked up and the network will be connected to the district and State head offices of the department and officials will be able to monitor the flow of stock from the Andhra Pradesh Beverages Corporation Limited to the retail outlets and as well as sales of each shop, on a daily basis.
The network will also check the sale of non-duty paid liquor sales. He admitted that non-duty paid liquor sales has impacted the revenue of the State, especially in North Andhra region.
Mr. Mukesh Kumar Meena also said that the shop owners have been instructed to issue receipts for sales at the counter and the same should be uploaded on the network.
The department targets to generate about Rs. 12,500 crore of revenue through sale of liquor in this fiscal and so far till January 31, the sale achieved was about Rs. 10,230 crore.
16 Feb. 2016