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....
Malaysia. Penang Hindu Association wants cinema to stop selling beer
PHA deputy president P. Murugiah said the association discovered a cinema in a shopping mall here to be offering the beverage.
He said such activities should not be condoned as this would give a negative impression on youths and children.
He said the PHA has written to the Royal Customs Department, the Penang government and the Penang Island City Council on the matter.
"Checks should be immediately made at all cinemas and appropriate action be taken," he said in a statement today.
Checks by theSun later found that beer was only served to cinema goers who bought the premier class tickets.
When approached, a cinema staff told theSun only those who purchased the high-end seats could opt for the drink but it was up to them to do so.
When contacted, a customer service spokesman for the cinema said the company will investigate the matter but declined further comment.
Penang Island City Council Licensing and Public Health Committee alternate chairman Ong Ah Teong when reached said the Council did not have the jurisdiction to ban the sale and could only urge the management not to sell the beverage openly.
22 Apr. 2016