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.
Analysis of beer market in China (on Russian)
Beer market of Ukraine: big three losing weightIn 2016, fast increase of excises and resulting price spike stood in the way of the beer market stabilization. Most of competition (as well as mass sorts) moved to the economy segment of the market. The biggest losses were incurred by the leading three, especially Obolon, which again experienced pressure after reallocation of Efes market share. However, one should already speak of TOP-4. Group Oasis CIS (PPB) became a strong player and competitor to transnational companies. Besides the net sales of many regional medium breweries look rather good and 16-fold cost reduction wholesale trade license for craft brewers opens up a possibility of rapid growth in 2017.
US. Budweiser can redesigned
Anheuser Busch unveiled a bolder, sleeker design for its cans Wednesday that puts a heavy emphasis on the "bowtie" design it has made a focus in recent marketing.
It's the 12th redesign since Anheuser-Busch began offering Budweiser in cans in 1936.
The new cans will appear in the U.S. in coming weeks and in other countries later this year as the brewer tries to build the iconic U.S. brand's sales in emerging markets.
Budweiser is one of the world's best-selling beers and a top brand for parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA. But, like many competitors, its sales have suffered in the U.S. as consumers have faced high unemployment. Recent employment trends are particularly hard on its core customers — young men.
The company said last quarter that it had sold 2.3 percent less Budweiser worldwide primarily because of a drop in the U.S. Its volume rose in some international markets. Anheuser-Busch joins many U.S. consumer product makers in looking for growth among the burgeoning middle class in emerging markets.
The brewer introduced Budweiser to Russia in 2010, is expanding its business in China and plans to take the brand in Brazil in 2012.
"The new design is the latest in one of many steps to reinforce Budweiser as a truly global brand," said Rob McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, reports its quarterly results next week.
Its top competitor in the U.S., Molson Coors Brewing Co. reported Tuesday that its second-quarter profit fell because price increases it made this year weren't enough to offset cost increases and a drop in sales and volume.
Brewers are struggling with higher costs for ingredients, packaging and fuel. Anheuser-Busch InBev also has raised prices to offset those increases.
4 Aug. 2011