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.
China. Midtown Shangri-La Opens with In-House Craft Brewery in Hangzhou
Situated in the mixed-use Kerry Central Complex in Xiacheng district, the interior design of the new 13-storey hotel strongly alludes to West Lake, Hangzhou's scenic landmark attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Displayed throughout the guest rooms are lotus flower emblems (the flower blooms in summertime along the lake), as well as pieces of the ice crack Ge Kiln porcelain that Hangzhou is famous for. In the lobby, a wavy chandelier twirls overhead resembling water ripples, while a traditional Chinese silk painting of the West Lake adorns the chi-chi setting.
In real life, the West Lake—surrounded by a fawning entourage of cloud-capped hills—is really just five minutes away from the hotel by foot.
But a visit to the vast West Lake need not leave one feeling like thirsty fish. Enter the new hotel's in-house Midtown Brewery. Here, a resident brew master offers you a selection of specialty hand-crafted beers—think Ales, Pale Ales, Lagers, Porters and Stouts with a local twist—while waving various small plates of Asian tapas in your direction if you are so peckishly inclined. If you are really, really hungry, you'd find more substantial eats like grilled meats and comfort dishes. Thirst and hunger have no place at the tables here.
16 Mar. 2016