Empire Brewing Company Begins Distribution to China

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Empire Brewing Company’s first shipment of their craft beer has made it to China. After a 4 week journey, Slo Mo IPA and White Aphro Belgian-Style Wit Ale have made it to Panda Brew in Beijing. (more…)

The spirit of Chinese alcohol drinking culture

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The spirit of Chinese alcohol drinking culture dates back over 6,000 years, based on the latest archaeological findings. During that time, countless Chinese have dedicated themselves to making the best white spirits, yellow wine and beer possible, always trying to improve the technique. (more…)

For the first time parallel to drinktec 2017 in Munich: PRO FachHANDEL

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PRO FachHANDEL, the specialist and order trade fair for the entire German beverage and convenience trade, will be held in Munich for the first time in 2017. It will take place on September 14 and 15 parallel to drinktec (September 11–15, 2017), the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. (more…)

Vietnam. Carlsberg in talks over additional Habeco stake

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Danish brewer Carlsberg is negotiating with the Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Habeco) over the purchase of an additional stake following the latter’s listing on the UPCom market last week, officials have said.

“Negotiations will be carried out between related parties on October 31,” Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong told a press conference following the government’s monthly meeting on October 29. (more…)

India. Deepavali sales give TASMAC a high

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Liquor sales through the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) netted a revenue of around Rs. 250 crore for the government during the Deepavali weekend. On Saturday, as the State celebrated the festival of lights, TASMAC’s sales touched Rs. 135 crore. The day before Deepavali, it registered sales of Rs. 108 crore, according to a TASMAC official. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #3-2016

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Beer market of Russia, 2016. Balance found?

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Over the past 6 years there was not a sign of the beer market stabilization, but now we can cautiously speak of it in three different aspects – economic, demographic and competitive. On the one hand, the changes are touching upon the consumption structure, i.e. the beer volumes drunk by different generations of the Russians are coming to equilibrium. On the other hand, the fall of beer sales by international companies was balanced by the growth of their smaller competitors. The economy in 2016 is more stable, the spring-summer season passed without shocks and the Russians, heated by the good weather, thought of beer. The year was marked by three events on the market, i.e. beer advertisement return to TV, Baltika’s sales fluctuations, and transition of Carlsberg and Gosser brands to the mainstream segment. (more…)

Import beer market in Russia, 2016

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Import beer supplies from far abroad have stabilized in 2016 and even started growing. This is due to major market players who provide an affordable price and wide distribution. Besides, the changes in the import segment are associated with a licensed production launch and transmission of rights for exclusive distribution of major brands. (more…)