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. ...
US. Brewers Association Federal Tax Efforts Featured on Fox Business
Pease appeared on this national program on Wednesday, June 29, fielding questions from Fox Business host Charles Payne about the Federal excise tax bills in the House and the Senate, as well as the formation of the Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
“This interview is an indication that the BA’s—and our members’—efforts are gaining the attention of the American media,” said Charlie Papazian, BA president. “More and more mainstream outlets are recognizing the impact of small craft brewers in creating Main Street jobs and contributing in small and big ways to the recovery of the American economy.”
Status of the Federal Tax Bills
Currently, there are 90 co-sponsors in the House for H.R. 1236, with 16 Representatives serving on the powerful Ways & Means Committee. There are 35 co-sponsors in the Senate for S. 534, with 11 Members serving on the Senate Finance Committee.
The bills enjoy truly bipartisan support, with H.R. 1236 co-sponsored by 40 Republicans and 49 Democrats, and S. 534 co-sponsored by 15 Republicans, 20 Democrats and 1 Independent.
The House Small Brewers Caucus, an important forum in Washington for the small brewing community, comprises 44 Republicans and 48 Democrats. A Senate Small Brewers Caucus was formed earlier this month, indicating further support in the nation’s capital for Main Street, small brewing businesses.
August Recess An Opportunity
Congress is in session until August 9, at which time the body recesses until September 6. The August recess is an ideal time for BA members to invite their Representative or Senator to visit their brewery. These visits afford the chance to tell the brewery’s story and educate members of Congress about the challenges that Brewers Association brewery owners face in owning and operating small businesses.
5 Июл. 2011