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. TASMAC bar owners, workers resent restriction on business duration
In a petition submitted to Collector S.Prabakar, representatives of Erode District TASMC Bar Managers and Owners’ Association said they face harassment by the police in the wake of the Chief Minister’s order on cutting down two hours of transaction taking effect.
They said they were required to open their bars before the permitted time of start: 12 noon, for making preparations.
Likewise, a few minutes beyond the 10 p.m. deadline were required for cleaning up and sending off customers.
But, the police enter the bar and book cases at the stroke of 10 p.m.
The police were also booking drunk driving cases positioning themselves outside the bars, the association members complained.
The association also demanded action against the staff at the TASMAC outlet for charging more than the specified level, and warned that they would themselves prevent the ‘looting’ if no step was taken by the official machinery.
The association claimed it could prove instances of sale of liquor beyond specified hours for high rates in adjoining Namakkal district, and lamented that TASMAC outlets in Erode were losing customer base to those in Namakkal district.
28 Jul. 2016