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. Expired beer bottles seized at Edappally
Based on a tip-off that expired liquor was being sold in the outlet, officials carried out a raid and found bottles of expired beer. The raid was based on a complaint from a consumer who experienced health problems after consuming a beer bought from the outlet.
“More than 1,300 bottles of several beer brands that had gone past their shelf life were seized during the raid. Samples of the drink have been sent to regional analytical lab at Kakkanad,” said a food safety official.
Action will be taken against the Bevco officials who are responsible for selling expired alcoholic drink, based on the lab report.
Several of the beer bottles had completed their date of expiry in July last year.
3 Mar. 2016