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.
Heineken announces its new corporate visual identity
At the heart of the new company identity is a re-designed Heineken name, appearing in capital letters, complemented by a red spark to represent the spirit and energy of the company’s more than 70,000 employees worldwide. The logo will appear on all corporate publications, printed materials, the corporate website (www.theHeinekencompany.com) and will be used in some capacity by the majority of its operating companies worldwide.
The visual identity and design of the iconic Heineken beer brand remains unchanged.
“Heineken has evolved significantly during the past ten years. Today, our company has the most global footprint of any brewer, we have a portfolio of more than 250 beer and cider brands and we employ more than 70,000 people. The new identity differentiates the company from the Heineken brand. In doing so it better reflects who we are today and the company we aim to be tomorrow,” said Jean-Fran?ois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO.
From today the Heineken company name will always use capital letters. This helps to distinguish the corporate name from the company’s iconic beer brand. It is also the way the company name was originally written when Heineken was founded in 1864, reinforcing the strength of the company and reflecting its long history. The new identity pays respect to the Heineken brand and heritage, whilst at the same time creating a distinct new identity for the company.
The new visual identity will be rolled out internationally starting in October 2011.
Amsterdam-based branding and design agency VBAT developed the new visual identity for the company.
20 Sep. 2011