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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 shop faces residents’ ire

Over 500 residents of Pushpa Nagar in Nungambakkam staged a protest in front of a Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) shop in their locality demanding its closure as it was located in a residential area. Even school boys were taking to liquor, they said.

“There are over 4,000 families in Pushpa Nagar on Tank Bund Road. The Tasmac shop (number 494) has been in the locality for the past many years. Fights break out among the customers and the women in the area are also subjected to eve-teasing,” says ‘Karate’ Selvam, a resident and member of the Congress party.

Anbu, a resident of the locality, said that even schoolchildren consumed liquor in the shop. “Some children from government schools come to the shop in the morning to buy alcohol. Many teenagers from the locality have become addicted to liquor due to the presence of the shop,” he said.

“A few years ago, some police officers had written to senior officers about the inconvenience the shop was causing to the people. No steps have been taken to shut it down. After getting drunk, the men tease women coming to the nearby grocery shop,” Selvam says.

With the government announcing the closure of 500 shops initially as it embarks on a phased prohibition, public demand for closure of liquor shops in residential areas and transport hubs has started cropping up.

“The Tasmac shop near the Mylapore MRTS railway station is a big problem for commuters. Drunkards sleep on the platforms here. They also flock to the road , causing trouble for pedestrians,” says V. Bharat, a resident. Residents of Triplicane High Road, Raji Street and Sabapathi Street Junction in Nesapakkam and Valluvar Kottam High Road also demand closure of liquor shops. “On Anna Nagar 18 Main Road, residents are troubled as many come in cars and drink in public,” says a resident.

30 мая. 2016

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