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. Sales take a hit at TASMAC outlets
R. Kirlosh Kumar, Managing Director of TASMAC, told The Hindu that a circular was issued to all the shops across the State instructing them not to accept these notes. When asked for sales data, Mr. Kumar said, “It will be available tomorrow.”
Analysts who track the industry indicated that this could lead to a loss of revenue of Rs. 10-15 crore a day. TASMAC, the cash cow of Tamil Nadu, sells liquor worth Rs. 67-70 crore per day through its outlets. The data is as of 6 pm on Wednesday. Liquor industry experts say the sales peak after 7 pm.
D. Dhanasekaran, general secretary of the AITUC-affiliated Tamil Nadu TASMAC Employees’ Union, said that an SMS was sent to supervisors and sales mangers of all 6,195 shops across the State regarding this. According to him, sales have dropped drastically in many parts of the State.
Corroborating the claim, the supervisor of a TASMAC outlet in Guindy said that sales had dropped by 18 per cent. “We refused to accept the notes when tipplers came in. We could not give change to even those who walked in with Rs. 100 notes after the first three hours of business. The footfalls were also minimal at our outlet,” he added.
Ditto was the response of managers and supervisors of shops in Anna Nagar, Chepauk, Anna Salai, Tambaram and Ambattur. On an average, all these shops saw a 8-10 per cent dip in sales till 6 pm on Wednesday.
Shops in Koyambedu and T. Nagar, which are close to markets, saw a 20 per cent slump in sales. “The customers who come here are daily-wage workers. They were cautious about drinking today. Some had an argument at the counter when we refused to accept the Rs. 500 notes,” said the sales manager of an outlet in T. Nagar.
About 70 lakh people consume liquor at TASMAC outlets in the State every day.
10 Nov. 2016