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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

India. Tasmac Tries to Buy Time to Identify, Shift Outlets Near Temples and Schools

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) has assured the first Bench of Madras High Court that it would collect data on location of its retail shops in the State and identify those near places of worship or educational institutions in six months and shift those outlets to other permitted places in another six months.

Recording the assurance, the Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh closed a PIL and posted on September 16 the matter of fulfilling the first part of the assurance.

The PIL from social activist A Narayanan sought to declare Rule 8(1) of the Tamil Nadu Liquor Retail Vending (in Shops and Bars) Rules 2003 as unconstitutional as it lay down that “No shop shall be established in Municipal Corporations and Municipalities within a distance of 50 metres and in other areas 100 metres from any place of worship or educational institutions” and then

adds that “provided that the distance restriction shall not apply in areas designated as ‘Commercial’ or ‘Industrial’ by the Development or Town Planning Authorities.”

Narayanan prayed for a directive to ensure that no liquor shop or bar or pub or such other sets-up serving liquor was located within 500 metres in municipal corporations and municipalities and 1000 metres in other rural areas from any educational institution, hospital, place of worship and residential areas.

When the matter came up for hearing, the Additional Advocate-General produced an order passed by a division Bench of the Madurai Bench on August 27, 2015 in which Rule 8(1) of the TN Liquor Retail Vending Rules 2003 was examined in the context of “how the distance between the Tasmac shop and educational institutions has to be measured”.

The present Bench also informed the TASMAC senior counsel that in terms of the order dated August 27, 2014 in another case, reference was made in TN Survey and Boundaries Act and the Rules framed thereunder. In terms of section 4 of the said Act, the State government had to appoint Survey Officers. Measuring the distance scientifically was set out in the TN Survey and Boundaries Rules, it added.

When the matter came up on Thursday, the senior counsel for TASMAC gave the above assurance. He added that if the shops were found located as per Rule 8 (1) of the said Rules, then those shops would be shifted with the permission of the District Collector as per Rule 9. He prayed for six months time to collect the data on the location of 6,776 shops and another six months to shift them.

18 Мар. 2016



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