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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 outlets selling liquor during non-working hours

The Tasmac outlets in the city are selling liquor 24x7 by flouting the government prescribed working hours, the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) said in a petition submitted to the district administration on Tuesday.

The federation sought the administration's intervention to ensure that the outlets are kept closed in non-working hours. It also sought action against Tasmac employees found flouting the rules.

According to the petition, though the Tamil Nadu government has put a rule that Tasmac outlets should function only between 12pm and 10pm, they actually function 24 hours.

"Though the government officials pull down the front shutter and seal it after 10pm, the employees sell liquor through the back door of the shop," said AIYF member and advocate G P Sakthivel.

"Almost every Tasmac that has a back door sells liquor throughout the day," he said. "Since they sell liquor against the rules, they also take small commission for the liquor sold during prohibited hours," he said.

"Many daily wage labourers and coolies start lining up behind Tasmac outlets from 6am to 8pm, instead of going to work. They spend money instead of earning," said Sakthivel.

"As a result, the family starves or loses access to healthcare or education," he said. The AIYF recommended strong action against Tasmac employees who indulge in sales during prohibited hours and government officers who have not taken action despite knowledge of the operation.

The petition also said that many senior citizens have not received old-age pension as they do not have Aadhar cards.

"According to government rules, you do not get old-age assistance pension (OAP) without an Aadhar card and bank account, so many people without Aadhar cards have stopped receiving OAP," the petition said.

16 Ноя. 2016



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