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. ...
Vietnam. Government seeks review of Sabeco Deputy CEO appointment
Mr. Binh asked the ministry to inspect and clarify the legal basis, criteria and procedures relating to the appointment of Mr. Hai and report to the Office of the Government before November 1.
As VET reported previously, the appointment of Mr. Hai, the son of the former Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, has sparked controversy.
He was appointed as Deputy CEO of Sabeco in early 2015 when he was just 28 years of age. He took up the position of CEO of the PetroVietnam Finance Investment JSC (PVFI) when he was only 25.
“The appointment of Mr. Hai is completely illegal,” Mr. Nguyen Hoang Hai from the Vietnam Association of Foreign Investors (VAFI) told VET.
Former Minister Hoang, meanwhile, has insisted that he did not suggest his son be appointed to the position. “Sabeco proposed the appointment in accordance with procedures,” he said.
He added that PVFI had recorded losses of over VND200 billion ($9 million) before his son became CEO. “These losses are not his responsibility,” he told local media.
VAFI called for Mr. Hai’s dismissal as Deputy CEO of Sabeco on June 14, due to his inexperience and the “illegality” of his appointment.
It noted that PVFI’s losses of VND155 billion ($6.97 million) in 2011 and VND67 billion ($3 million) in 2012 were under Mr. Hai’s stewardship.
Though PVFI was viewed as “nearly bankrupt” at this time, he was moved to the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency after one year and shortly afterwards became Sabeco’s Deputy CEO.
VAFI also believes there are problems in Sabeco and the Hanoi Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Habeco) being equitized nearly eight years ago but not yet being under the management of the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC), as requested several times.
MoIT recently announced a plan to sell State capital in Sabeco and Habeco. Habeco will divest all of its State capital, worth VND9 trillion ($405 million), this year.
The sale of State capital at Sabeco, meanwhile, will be carried out in two phases. The first will divest 53.59 per cent of State stakes, worth VND24 trillion ($108 billion), this year, and the second will sell 36 per cent, worth VND16 trillion ($720 million), next year.
5 Окт. 2016