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.
Analysis of beer market in China
China’s transition to a “new normal” reality backfired on the brewing industry unexpectedly. Stagnation and subsequent market decline resulted from dynamic social and economic changes. There has emerged a “two speed” market where the medium class significance is growing, yet the share of main beer consumers, “blue collar” is decreasing. Also the inflow of consumers is shrinking, as demographics stopped being a growth driver. Finally, beer is giving way to other alcohol drinks....
Molson Coors acquires Irish craft brewery
The company is also planning to develop a new 75,000HL (150,000 keg) craft brewery in Cork city.
The investments form part of Molson Coors Ireland's plans to improve the brewery's share in the growing craft beer market and Irish craft-beer export business.
Molson Coors UK & Ireland Emerging Markets & Craft Beer division director Niall Phelan said in 2012 alone, the craft beer market grew 13% in the UK and 100% in Ireland.
"For Molson Coors, our investment in Franciscan Well and Cork is our latest strategic acquisition and complements our commitment to Sharp's and William Worthington's," Niall Phelan added.
Molson Coors UK & Ireland's new Emerging Markets & Craft Beer division consists of its Scottish and Irish businesses including Sharp's Brewery in Cornwall and William Worthington's Micro Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent.
The Franciscan Well Brewery founder Shane Long said, "Now, as part of a global brewer that understands and respects the craft beer movement, we have a big opportunity to build an international brand and business that we just could not have achieved on our own."
Established in 1998, the Franciscan Well Brewery beers include Shandon Export Stout, Friar Weisse, Blarney Blonde, Rebel Red, Rebel Lager and Whiskey Aged Stout, which was brewed in partnership with Jameson Whiskey.
17 Jan. 2013