The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms. The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
Beer market of Kazakhstan acquired both traits of East European countries and South Eastern Asia taking a transitional position between them by many criteria and consumption style. Yet there is a positive trend in beer production which differs Kazakhstan from most of the neighboring countries. The market has remained consolidated in the hands of two international players because of its small size. However, it faces dynamic processes such as fast growth of draft beer sales, up and downs of regional companies and Carlsberg Group’s ultimate expansion. Excessive mainstream segment has declined over the recent years, yet, Zhigulevskoe and national brands with regional links have yielded their positions to a range of new products. In our review special attention was paid to regional analysis of the markets. In 14 regions of Kazakhstan we compared the companies’ positions, the market price segmentation and DIOT channel development. Besides we have compared the beer market of Kazakhstan to neighboring countries. ...
Study Finds Avenue for Kansas to Create Thousands of Jobs, Millions in Revenue
"From the start of the Great Recession until the most recent data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kansas has lost 89,757 private-sector jobs-and an associated $1.3 billion in annual wages. On top of that, Kansas faces a budget gap of $550 million in Fiscal Year 2011," said Dr. Art Hall, the study's author and Executive Director of the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas. "The appropriate policy response to Kansas' economic situation is to discover and implement immediate and significant ways of creating growth for the Kansas economy. Specifically, updating the sale of beer, wine and spirits to allow additional retailers to sell these products would considerably increase state tax revenue, create jobs for local communities, and generate higher wage earnings."
Dr. Hall finds that regulations that limit the mobility of resources, such as beer, wine and spirits, result in negative economic consequences, at a time when Kansas can least afford it. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 1 and 2, CJCC will testify before the Senate State and Federal Affairs committee regarding legislation that would update Kansas' laws to allow grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retailers to sell full-strength beer, wine and spirits for the benefit of all Kansans.
"With higher unemployment rates, and depressed consumer spending, our grocers have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn," said Jon McCormick, President of the Retail Grocers Association of Kansas. "On behalf of RGA's stores across the state that represent Kansas employees, I am dedicated to updating legislation to expand product offerings, increase grocery stores' workforce, and provide a much needed boost to businesses - large and small."
25 Янв. 2011