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. Sale of parcelled beer uncorks legal issues in Kozhikode
To prevent hoarding of legally purchased liquor for illegal sale at inflated rates or consumption in public on dry days and after bar hours, the Excise commissioner had said that, if a person is caught carrying beer from wine and beer parlours, they would end up as a witness in the case slapped on the seller and the liquor they purchased confiscated as evidence. However, even after the Excise department started acting tough against the violators, the sale of parcelled beer has gone ‘uncontrolled’ over the counters.
As per FL 11 licence conditions, beer or wine bought over the counter from a parlour should be consumed in the parlour itself. Parcelling it and taking it outside the ‘permit room’ is illegal. The same law also applies to bars, now restricted to Five Star hotels, and select clubs.
Excise Deputy Commissioner P K Suresh, said: “We keep a tab on the movement of beer as takeaway parcels from the beer parlours and the situation has been under control. However, surveillance will be further strengthened ahead of the Onam festival”.
“In order to ensure that the bottles are not taken outside, we open the bottle at the counter itself. Some customers have picked up a quarrel with the bar employees over the issue,” said an office-bearer with the Kerala Bar Hotel Association(KBHA). Meanwhile, he said that hoteliers are largely helpless in preventing customers from taking the bottles outside as parcels. “The customers pay money and buy bottled beer. It is not always possible for us to stop the customers at the door and snatch the bottles from them,” he said.
6 Sep. 2016