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. Graft: VACB quizzes Babu
Babu appeared before the investigation team at the VACB office at Pullepady here around 10 am, in response to a summons. Following the near-three-hour-long interrogation, VACB officials claimed there were contradictions in Babu’s statements with regard to orders issued by the previous government on renewal of beer and wine licence. The former minister’s statement on the procedures adopted by the Excise Department for closure of liquor shops operated by the Bevco was unsatisfactory , they said.
VACB officials said Babu would be interrogated further in the coming days. “Certain documents have to be collected from the Excise Department and Secretariat, based on the statement given by Babu, who will be summoned against for questioning,” said a VACB official. Later, speaking to reporters, Babu alleged the hands of bar owners who incurred loss from the liquor policy of the previous government behind the complaints against him. “There was no irregularity in the issuance of beer and wine parlour licence. In Kerala, there are several bars operating near liquor outlets. So, the closure of certain liquor outlets benefited some of the bar owners. The allegations are baseless, and I will take legal recourse to prove my innocence", Babu said.
18 Oct. 2016