10+1 trends of Russian beer market 2015-2017Despite of the moderately negative prognoses for 2017, the beer market can be stabilized soon. Yet the years of the negative dynamics have resulted in marketing being limited just to “optimization” and the art of balancing between price and volumes. Bigger supermarkets share means stronger trade marketing. These processes are connected to the majority of the described trends. At the same time, the federal brands inflation leads to searching for new tastes, sales channels and contact formats that expand the product range and diversify the beer market, but do not imply a substantial volume increase. Let us enumerate and further discuss the ten trends of the beer market we can see in 2015-2017 as well as the major event of 2017.
Beer market of Ukraine 2017In the first half of 2017, the Ukrainian beer market goes on decreasing slowly. Yet, the companies manage to compensate their lost volumes by raising prices and improving the sales structures. This results in the mid price market segment reduction while the sales of premium brands are rising. These processes are connected to position strengthening of companies Carlsberg Group and Oasis and the market share reduction of Obolon. Most of the novelties by the market leaders belong to craft or hard lemon categories.
Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
BrewDog to open third craft beer bar in August
Like its other bars, the site in Argyle Street, Glasgow, will trade under the BrewDog name.
With a capacity of around 120, BrewDog Glasgow will offer 14 draught taps and stock beers from Stone, Three Floyd’s, Mikkeller, Struise, Nogne, O, Alesmith, The Bruery and De Dolle breweries.
Cheese and meat plates, designed to compliment specific beer styles, will be offered, along with “hop pizzas”. In total ?400,000 is being spent on refurbishing the site.
BrewDog said the venue was located after it ran a competition in November 2010 asking customers to suggest sites in their home towns.
The winning entrant will receive a ?1,000 cash prize, a lifetime discount in the bar and a paid trip to the brewery in Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, to brew their own batch of beer. The company said people are still able to suggest locations as part of the so-called “Great BrewDog Bar Hunt” — BrewDog hopes to open five bars by the end of 2011.
BrewDog co-Founder James Watt said: “Involving our customers in the growth of BrewDog is paramount, that is why the strategy to find the next bar was simple in our minds. We always want to shorten the distance as much as possible between ourselves and the people who drink our beers, so letting them be in charge of the next venue for our expanding bar network was a no-brainer.
“2011 has already been a whirlwind for us, with the opening of BrewDog Edinburgh providing a huge highlight. BrewDog Glasgow proves we’re not going to rest on our laurels.
“Our mission is to make people as passionate about beer as we are and our network of bars not only poses a threat to the insipid yellow mainstream lagers that populate the on trade, it provides an alternative to the drab, soulless, unimaginative bars that peddle them.”
6 Apr. 2011