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. Now, beer parlours at beach-facing shacks
A senior excise official told The Hindu on Sunday they were waiting for the formulation of a policy to finalise the licence fee and the parameters to be followed to permit brewing and serving beer at the shacks. The Tourism Development Corporation recently opened shacks at the Thotlakonda beach on the 30-km beach stretch between Visakhapatnam and the 17th century Dutch township of Bheemunipatnam. The government has plans to develop safe beaches at Yendada, Sagarnagar and Mangamaripeta. Rushikonda Beach Resorts, the most sought after place after the RK Beach in the city, is also being given a facelift with required ambience and amenities.
Sources said the government had also prepared a blueprint to involve private players in a big way to introduce water sports like parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling and banana tube boat rides.
Presently, wind-surfing and skiing by speed boats are offered from Rushikonda. There is a proposal to introduce cruise service to Bheemunipatnam and Kakinada (a distance of 70 nautical miles) after the Visakhapatnam Port Trust developed a 100-metre passenger jetty at the Fishing Harbour with an investment of Rs. 4 crore during the International Fleet Review.
Welcoming the move, general secretary of HRAAP Sandeep Reddy told The Hindu that the Coastal Regulation Zone rules should be relaxed to open liquor parlours at the shacks. He said the licence fee should also be fixed at ‘affordable’ rate.
Pointing out that Visakhapatnam had more potential than Goa for development as a tourist hub due to its landscape and picturesque hillocks and 30-km marine drive, Mr. Reddy said they had already represented to the government to extend the deadline for operating bars in star hotels from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. and reduction in licence fee to cater to the needs of foreign tourists and those working on night shifts in the IT and other sectors.
14 Nov. 2016