India. Anti-liquor meet in Tiruchi on February 14

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Makkal Adhikaram, an organisation fighting for the closure of Tasmac outlets across the State, will organise an anti-liquor conference here on February 14 to demand closure of liquor shops. It has extended invitation to all sections of the society including college students who wished the closure of liquor shops. (more…)

Russia. Baltika lost market share

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As it was expected, according to the company estimates, in 2015 the Russian beer market declined by about 10% and approximately by 9% in Q4 2015. The volume market share of Baltika in 2015 amounted to 34.7%, while the value market share made up 35.6%*. (more…)

Tuborg Strong, Elephant bring fizz to Carlsberg’s India sales

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Strong beer is helping Carlsberg ride out of sluggish beer sales in India. At a time when the overall Indian beer market is growing at about 5% a year, robust sales of brands like Tuborg and Elephant have helped the Danish brewer double its local business every two years. (more…)

China’s brewers face an unfamiliar challenge — sinking sales

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After years of steady growth, China’s beer market is losing its fizz as the economy slows and consumers turn to other types of alcohol. To stay afloat, the country’s brewers are looking to reduce overcapacity and otherwise downsize their operations. (more…)

Thailand. Investors in Thai Big C cheer $3.5 billion stake sale, rival bid seen unlikely

Thailand. Investors in Thai Big C cheer $3.5 billion stake sale, rival bid seen unlikely
A Big-c Supercentre is pictured on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Investors in Big C (BIGC.BK), one of Thailand’s largest supermarket chains, cheered on Monday an up to $3.5 billion deal by France’s Casino Group (CASP.PA) to sell its majority holding to TCC Group, owned by whiskey tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. (more…)