Beer market of Russia 2018
- General market picture
- Foreign trade setting records
- Demography as challenge to branding
- Aged consumer
- Declining of youth brands
- Nostalgia on trend
- DIOT feels at home
- 5.0 Original is the new face of import
- Positions of Market Leaders
- Carlsberg Group
- AB InBev Efes
- AB InBev
Ukrainian beer market 2018
- Better than yesterday
- Performance by value
- Positions of Ukrainian brewers
The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. ...
African tax forum dissects SABMiller
It believes the move marks the beginning of a period of greater scrutiny of the tax position of multinational companies operating in Africa.
The decision to discuss SABMiller at the forum meeting, which is to be held in Cape Town on June 28, appears to have been prompted by a critical report written by ActionAid, which was released last year. Martin Hearson, the author of the report, which accused SABMiller of depriving African countries and India of substantial amounts of tax income as a result of its aggressive tax management policies, has welcomed the meeting.
He said this meeting represented a positive step in attempting to redress the resource imbalance between powerful multinational companies and individual African countries. Hearson said it was very encouraging to see the effort that was being put into building capacity among the tax authorities in Africa.
“This will be the first time African countries are meeting to discuss one case… Given the imbalance of resources and power between the multinationals and individual tax authorities, it is very positive to see the tax authorities working together like this.”
He believed it would lead to “a very different environment in Africa. We will find tax avoidance and evasion will come under increasing scrutiny.”
A spokesman for SABMiller said that the company had not been invited to participate in the meeting and that the brewer was unsure as to whether or not it was going to be discussed during the meeting.
Forum executive secretary Logan Wort told the Wall Street Journal last week that the forum’s mission was to train and provide technical support to tax officials in member countries so they could plug tax “leakages”.
He said there was no witchhunt. “The meeting doesn’t mean action will be taken against SABMiller.” Wort was not available for comment.
Hearson welcomed calls for the Group of 20 (G20) countries to require improved disclosure by multinational companies listed in their jurisdictions. He said any company listed in one of the G20 countries should be required to disclose details of profits earned and tax paid in each country it operated in.
ActionAid’s report on SABMiller claimed the beer group’s tax avoidance measures cost four African countries and India as much as ?20 million (R217m) a year.
SABMiller rejected ActionAid’s allegations and said it did not engage in aggressive tax planning. Its shares fell 1 percent to R236 on Friday.
21 Июн. 2011