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. Govt to ban pitchers, beer to be served only in pints and mugs from Jan 1
“Youth might lead protests against pitcher ban soon.”“Youth might lead protests against pitcher ban soon.”
All India Bars Association (AIBA) has expressed its dissatisfaction saying any step to reduce the pitcher’s size or banning it completely will result in huge business losses and hit the popularity of bars and pubs.
Speaking to Faking News, owner of Kickass pub said, “The number of PYTs visiting our pub is huge. When bartender gets them their favorite beer in a pitcher, the excitement in their eyes is incomparable. Pints and mugs are good, but they are meant for making the middle-aged temporarily feel that they’re still young. If pitchers are banned, there won’t be any enthusiasm left in the young to have beer, and the beverage industry will be at a loss.”
We spoke to a government official to know his view on the impending ban on pitchers. He said, “Kids are boozing a lot these days, way greater than their capacity. The lesser the beer, the lesser will be their chances of getting caught by parents. In a way, youth is also going to benefit from this move.”
Meanwhile, the opposition has slammed the government’s decision to ban pitchers, and said the youth are going to lose their #RightToPitchers. As per our sources, prominent leaders from the opposition were seen distributing pitchers to college students while cursing the government for such an anti-youth move.
15 Nov. 2016