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. TN to order probe against TASMAC for selling liquor in black
The AIADMK government on Tuesday promised to initiate a probe against the employees of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) for selling alcohol in black.
The state government intervened after CNN-News18 exposed how TASMAC employees are allegedly selling liquor way past the deadline and that too in black. The illegal practice was reported at several TASMAC outlets despite Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's initiative to restrict sale of liquor across the state.
According to a government circular all state-owned liquor shops should down their shutters by 10 pm. But it has been found that liquor is openly available beyond the deadline at some of the TASMAC outlets.
In a video shot by the CNN News18 team, one can hear a conversation where the outlet employees are telling customers that they can buy liquor any time, even at midnight.
Trade union members claim that the black market of liquor is worth almost Rs 500 crore.
TKS Elangovan, Spokesperson, DMK, had said, "AIADMK's phased prohibition on liquor was an eyewash to win the elections. We demand a special enforcement force to curb this illegal practice and stern action against the culprits."
15 Jun. 2016