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. Public-Interest Litigation claims ‘Godfather’ beer hurts religious sentiments
The plea by a civic organisation has submitted that “sentiments and emotions” of the public at large of every religion would be affected as the word 'God' is used by everyone to refer to the "almighty power".
It said the Delhi government should not allow sale of the beer at their authorised shops in the city.
"The Godfather (beer) manufacturers are against humanity and the principle of natural justice as they are intentionally harassing and damaging religious emotions," the plea by Devinder Singh, president of Jan Chetna Manch, alleged.
The petition filed through advocate AP Singh said the words "God" and "father" have significant importance in religion.
"The Godfather manufacturer should extend their apology to the people through two national English and Hindi newspapers in order to protect the sentiments and emotions of public at large," the plea has urged.
The petition is likely to come up for hearing next week.
Godfather Strong beer is particularly popular in northern India. — PTI
4 Jul. 2016