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. ...
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. ...
India. Vijay Mallya defiant on ‘defaulter’ tag; says PNB not ‘the only bank’
Known for his flamboyance and hosting lavish parties even when his companies have been declared defaulters by lenders, Mallya also said everybody has his own "perception" about his lifestyle and he would not comment on it.
He, however, maintained his future action was to achieve settlement with banks.
PNB is the third public sector bank to declare now defunct Kingfisher Airline and its two guarantors - United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd and Mallya - as wilful defaulters. Earlier, United Bank of India and SBI had done the same.
Talking to Times Now news channel, Mallya said PNB was "not the only bank" and he "will do what he has to do."
He said he had "no comment to make" when asked about RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's recent comment on lavish birthday parties thrown by loan defaulters.
"Listen everybody has their own perception. I don't want to comment," he said when asked about his lifestyle.
Mallya said he would not comment on PNB, which had loaned Rs 800 crore to his now defunct airline, declaring him a wilful defaulter. "I have no reaction at all. I don't comment on these things," he said.
"I have no comment to make," he said. "My only future (course of) action is to achieve settlement with banks."
He, however, refused to say how he would achieve that or the timeframe in which he would pay up outstanding loans.
"That is it. I have nothing more to say," he said when asked how he plans to reach a settlement with banks.
Asked about the timeframe for repaying loans or reaching a settlement, he said, "why are asking me the same question in 10 different ways."
Pressed how he plans to achieve settlement with banks, he said, "why are you bothered about my business, please."
When pointed out that questions are being raised because it involved tax payers public money, he said, "Listen, I am making all possible efforts to settle with the banks. Thats all I am prepared to say."
Asked when he would clear every penny that he and his companies owe to bank, Mallya said, "Listen, why are you going on and on. Are you the Government of India or are you the RBI Governor asking me all the questions."
When told that these are the questions that RBI has asked, he said, "fair enough. If RBI asks me any question, I will respond to the RBI."
Asked about PwC report alleged fund diversion, he said, "I don't want to answer about anything. I have not commented to the media and I don't want to comment."
In April 2015, Diageo-controlled USL Board said it has "lost confidence" in Vijay Mallya after an internal probe and a forensic inquiry by PwC revealed alleged fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities.
19 Фев. 2016