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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. No ‘timing’ impact on Tasmac sales as black-marketeers step in

It’s been two weeks since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa signed the file to down shutters of 500 Tasmac shops across the State and reduce the operating hours of outlets. But if the trend in Chennai is any indication, there has not been any drastic dip in sales, and it is business as usual for many of the outlets.

At an outlet near Chepauk Stadium on Tuesday, more than 20 people were standing in queue at 11.45 a.m. waiting for the shop to open. “There has been no impact on sales. The footfalls have not dwindled,” said the salesperson at the counter. This outlet sells liquor worth Rs. 4 lakh a day.

At an outlet near Choolaimedu, which borders areas including Kodambakkam and Vadapalani, liquor is purchased in bulk the previous night and sold in black in the morning at a higher price. The manager at the Choolaimedu outlet said, “Curtailing the time in the morning has hardly made any impact. There are people who buy from us the previous night and sell it outside before 10 a.m.”

Tasmac outlets in places including T. Nagar, Kodambakkam, Poonamallee, Guindy, Triplicane, Velachery and Ambattur are witnessing brisk business, and in some locations, sales have increased by 10-15 per cent.

“Even though shops open at 12 noon in some places, the bars open earlier and sale of liquor is happening there,” said a Tasmac union member.

Night shift effect

Contrary to the general trend, sales of shops in localities like Egmore and Koyambedu have dipped marginally. The reason: workers who do night shifts here leave for home by around 9.30 a.m. and do not stay back till the shops open.

A salesperson at an outlet in Egmore said, “People who work in and around the railway station come here for a drink in the morning, and now with the time restriction, they leave for home once they finish work.”

The outlet usually sells liquor worth Rs. 3.5 lakh a day and this has come down by 20 per cent. Similarly, at an outlet near Chintadripet market, sales have come down to Rs. 2 lakh a day from Rs. 2.5 lakh a day. “People working in the fish market come here in the morning after their work. Those tipplers are now leaving as the shops open late,” said a person in charge of the outlet.

District Collectors across the State have sent their first list to Tasmac.

“We have received a list of more than 1,000 outlets which officials feel are sensitive and need to be closed. The team is working on short-listing the first 500,” an official said. About 70 lakh people, less than 10 per cent of the State’s population, consume liquor at these outlets every day.

8 Июн. 2016



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