Malaysia. Guinness Anchor boosts profit by 19.3% through cost reduction

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Guinness Anchor Bhd (GAB) boosted its second-quarter (Q2) net profit to RM90.84mil, up 19.3% from a year earlier, mainly by improving its cost-efficiency.

The brewer told Bursa Malaysia that during the three months to Dec 31, 2015, it phased certain brand advertising and promotion investments, which will take place in the coming months. The company also achieved higher sales to retailers. (more…)

India. Battle Of The Brew

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Carlsberg India has shaken the organised beer market by more than doubling its share in a short time. Can it dislodge the rivals amidst intense competition? (more…)

Indian Craft Beer ‘Bira 91’ Gets Venture Backing After Viral Success

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Just a decade ago, practically the only bars in India were dark, male-only dens where red-eyed drinkers glowered over glasses of so-called Indian-made foreign liquor, aka IMFL. But rising incomes and a new generation of hip, young drinkers have changed all that. These days, the key Indian demographic for a host of alcohol brands and bars is the under-30 set, and craft beer is fast becoming the cutting-edge offering in the premium segment. Just ask Ankur Jain, who’s pioneering the adoption of bottled craft beers in bars and liquor shops, including his own Bira 91. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #4-2015

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Analysis of the beer market in the regions of Russia in 2015 Development of regional breweries: Zhigulevskoe vs Zhigulevskoe Development of small brewing: great results and vague prospects Positions of brewers in the regions Beer market of Ukraine 2015 Dynamics of production and the beer market Exports and imports Territories and volumes The positions of companies and brands: Chernigovskoe vs Lvovskoe

Analysis of the beer market in the regions of Russia in 2015 – rise of small and regional breweries

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The tendency of ousting the major brewing brands from the market has been obvious for a long time. While the international corporations were closing their factories, the regional enterprises were increasing their facilities and a lot of minibreweries appeared on the market. But each region has its own peculiarities of beer “alternative”. The love for the draught beer and the interest in craft or regional brands are manifested in various degrees in different parts of Russia. To better understand the tendencies in the beer market it is necessary to analyze it in every region. (more…)

Beer market of Ukraine 2015

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Ukrainian beer market has been declining since 2008, however 2015 made an abysmal record, that is, a 20% slump in sales and production. Half of this decline results from the actual production stoppage at Efes Ukraine. Even after reallocation of the company’s volumes other brewers were not able to compensate for the outlets loss and consumption decrease caused by the military conflict and economy shocks. The price structure of the market also saw changes as it drifts to the economy segment. The year of 2016 does not give much ground for optimism due to the twofold increase of excise. (more…)

India. Beer Will Be On Tap At Your Local Burger Joints

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With the popularity of Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India and the demand for fast food on the rise, international chain restaurants like Wendy’s and Carl’s Jr. are introducing more innovative menu options to entice its customers. Recently, the menus at chain restaurants like Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s saw an increase in high-priced items to potentially cater to the working professionals with high disposable income in the metros. (more…)

China. Brewed in Beijing

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The tap list at Jing-A Brewing in Beijing is unlike any bar you’ve ever been to. The Worker’s Pale Ale, Flying Fist IPA and Mandarin Wheat selections are the first indications that this won’t be your ordinary happy hour. (more…)