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. ...
Singapore. TCC Extends Deadline for Fraser & Neave to Jan 2
Mr. Charoen's offer of 8.88 Singapore dollars (US$7.27) for each Fraser & Neave share that he doesn't already own, made through his unlisted investment vehicle TCC Assets, will now close on Jan. 2, TCC said in a filing to the Singapore Exchange. The offer price remains the same.
The offer, which was first made in September, was to have closed Tuesday and this extension is the fourth time that TCC has pushed back the deadline.
Mr. Charoen currently owns about 35% of Fraser & Neave, a real-estate and soft-drinks company.
Last month, Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd. (LJ3.SG), owned by Indonesia's Riady family, made a S$9.08 per share bid for Fraser & Neave, raising the specter of a bidding war. The US$10.6 billion offer led by OUE, a Singapore-based property developer, expires Jan. 3.
A sleepy Singaporean conglomerate with 129 years of operations, Fraser & Neave came into play in July, when Mr. Charoen started building up his stake in the conglomerate. That prompted Heineken, which had an 80-year-old partnership with Fraser & Neave in brewing Tiger beer, to make a bid for the Singapore company's beer assets, which were eventually sold to the Dutch brewing giant.
11 Дек. 2012