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.
drinktec brews its own beer
In Elixhausen near Salzburg the entire team of organizers behind drinktec, the Worldґs Leading Trade Fair for Beverage and Liquid Food Technology, was treated to a two-day introduction to the art of making beer: they learned about the raw materials, how to make malt and what happens in the brewing room, about yeast, fermentation and storage, as well as filtration. All of this under the expert guidance of Dr. Michael Zepf, of Doemens Academy GmbH. Also on the program of course was a session in the sensory experience of beer, with participants trying out a variety of combinations of beer and food resulting in surprising taste revelations.
The highlight of the seminar was the chance to then put this new knowledge into practice. In the BIERkulturHAUS in Obertrum, a historic brewery in which beer is made purely by hand, the drinktec team then had a go at brewing a "bockbier" with a fine note of orange inspired by the brand visuals behind the fair. The name of this beer? "Orange Spirit by drinktec Biermanufaktur".
Petra Westphal, Exhibition Director of drinktec, felt very at home in her role as beer guide: "We wanted to learn the ABC of beer-brewing for ourselves. Now we feel like real insiders and share with our customers not only the passion for beer, but also for the craft of making beer." Everyone at drinktec is now looking forward to the first tasting of this special drinktec beer - but they will have to wait five weeks before this limited edition beer can be bottled.
drinktec is the world’s leading trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology. It is the most important trade fair for the sector. Manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world – global companies and SMEs alike – meet up here with all sizes of producers and retailers of beverages and liquid food products. Within the sector drinktec is regarded as the number one platform for launching new products on the world market. At this event manufacturers present the latest technology for production, filling and packaging of beverages of all kinds, and for liquid food – also encompassing raw materials and logistics solutions. The themes of beverages marketing and packaging design round off the portfolio.
drinktec 2013, which takes place at the Messe Mьnchen exhibition centre in Munich, from September 16 to 20, 2013, is expected to attract around 1,500 exhibitors from over 70 countries and approximately 60,000 visitors from more than 170 countries.
21 Mar. 2012