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. ...
India. More liquor outlets will not be closed: UDF Government
The decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet on Wednesday. As per a decision taken by the UDF Government in 2014, 10 per cent outlets of the Bevco and the Kerala State Co-operatives Consumers’ Federation Ltd (Consumerfed) were to be shut on October 2 every year. The status quo will continue until the new liquor policy is announced.
Earlier in the day, Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan informed the Assembly that the new liquor policy would be announced soon as the existing policy was ineffective, and besides, drug abuse cases were on the rise.
At present, the state has a total of 306 liquor outlets; 270 run by Bevco and 36 run by Consumerfed.
A total of 78 liquor outlets were closed since the UDF announced its liquor policy.In 2014, the government shut 39 outlets, 34 of the 338 Bevco outlets and five of the 46 Consumerfed shops.
Later, in January 2015, following a court directive concerning liquor outlets on national and state highways, 13 more were shut, including one run by Consumerfed.
On October 2, 2015, 26 more liquor shops downed shutters. Of these, 22 shops were run by Bevco and four by Consumerfed.
29 Сен. 2016