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....
Competition watchdog clears Heineken acquisition of Singapore beer firm
GAPL holds the licences for the ABC Extra Stout, Guinness Draught and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout brands in Singapore. The company is registered here but listed in Malaysia.
The deal would see Heineken acquiring the entire issued and outstanding ordinary share capital of GAPL through its subsidiary Heineken Asia Pacific.
“CCS has assessed that the transaction has not substantially lessened competition in the supply of beers in Singapore, which includes ale, lager and stouts,” the watchdog said.
The production and distribution of the beer brands would not be affected, CCS added. “In particular, the distribution of ABC Extra Stout and Guinness Stout in Singapore was, before and after the transaction, still undertaken by Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary within the Heineken Group.”
As such, the acquisition has not changed the “relative bargaining power” between Heineken and its customers that would allow the brewer to raise prices or impose exclusivities, the watchdog said.
CCS said it issued its clearance decision on Jun 30, after reviewing Heineken’s submissions and feedback from customers and competitors during a public consultation held from Nov 17 to 27 last year.
19 Jul. 2016