Glenn Smith
Mar 23, 2010

UB Group and SABMiller have India's beer market on tap

Despite growth in the country's beer consumption, there is little competition for UB Group and SAB Miller.

A colourful page in recent Indian history was the Malt March, involving a group of bottle-touting citizens who paraded to end alcohol prohibition in Gujarat a few years back. The movement’s name was a pun on the Salt March that Mahatma Gandhi undertook in 1930, walking 200 miles to the sea to collect salt in defiance of the Salt Monopoly. India would later declare a nationwide prohibition on alcohol after the abstemious Gandhi took the nation’s helm, only to quickly...

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