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.
Perceived value in glass
“Gourmet beer”, “Choice beer” or “Craft beer”. Whatever name we give the latest beer trend, outstanding individuality is what these beers have in common.And in keeping with this, the drinking glass and decoration experts at RASTAL have made the trends in glass design that have emerged during recent years their special theme this year, titled “Bier de Luxe”, at Brau Beviale 2012.
The RASTAL design experts believe however, this gourmet beer trend is more than a self-containeddevelopment and it can push the whole sector further towards enhancing value-added as well as perceived qualities.In tune with this segment build-up, innovative,stylish decoration designs whose structures and colours creatively play with and refine the visual design elements of their beer brands will be presented at Brau for the first time. Satin white, gold and platinum replacing strong colours have been brought to the fore.
The outstanding success of the original tasting and gourmet-beer glass, TEKU, created by RASTAL, is part of this development: just a few years ago it would have been inconceivable that a beer glass as a hybrid of the typical wine-glasscould have set the style for an entirely new beer-glass design trend in such a short time. The decoration motifs correspondinglycreated last year can be seenat Brau Beviale 2012, along with further developments.
And, last but not least, an exciting, entirely new idea for all those interested in the world of beer will be disclosed on the RASTAL stand this year: a tasting and specialgourmet-glass incorporating a beer colour scale.
- See and test it yourself. On the RASTAL Stand, Hall 1/1-204. www.rastal.com
19 Sep. 2012