Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
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.
India. Tamil Nadu government plans to shut 1,000 more Tasmac shops
With protests like the vocal one in Foreshore Estate demanding closure of a Tasmac shop located in a residential area gaining momentum, the state government asked officials to compile a list of shops that are located in proximity to educational institutions, temples, hospitals and public places like bus stands and bus terminuses.
Once officials complete the process of identifying shops and a report is sent, the government is likely to announce closure of 1,000 shops in the next couple of months. A formal announcement in this regard is expected during the Budget Session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is expected to convene during this month.
Sources said the shops near these places would be the first to shut down once the top brass receive the report. Since the government is receiving complaints from various quarters about Tasmac shops creating trouble, it is understood that it was decided to close shops located in proximity to public places.
If the government shuts down 1,000 shops in addition to the 500 shops which were closed on June 19, the number of liquor shops in the state would come down to around 5,300.
Chief Minister .J Jayalalithaa had promised staggered prohibition in Tamil Nadu during her campaign for the May 16 Assembly elections and reduced the working hours of Tasmac by two hours on the day she assumed office again on May 23.
Once an additional 1,000 shops are closed, the government is expected to incur heavier losses.
13 Jul. 2016