Since 2017 Russia will ban beer in 1.5 liters plastic bottles

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The Russian government has prepared amendments to the legislation providing for a ban on the production and sale of alcohol in plastic bottles larger than 1.5 liters, reported on the website of the Cabinet. It is expected that this will reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages, which dropped significantly during the crisis. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #2-2016

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“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2016” (database) includes 861 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft breweries.

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Russia. Heineken to locally produce non-alcoholic Gősser

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The bottling of non-alcoholic beer under the Austrian brand was launched at Heineken’s breweries in St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novgorod in April under a license agreement with the copyright holder — Brau Union Osterreich Aktiengesellschaft (Heineken’s subsidiary). (more…)

Review of Russian Beer Market: Research of Euromonitor International

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Starting from 2007, the Russian beer market has been demonstrating an annual decline, and 2015 was not an exception. The negative macroeconomic situation in the country had a strong impact on the market in the past year, affecting the increase of food inflation. Apart from the difficult economic situation, the past year was memorable for the beer industry for a number of legislative initiatives that had a negative effect on the market. (more…)