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....
Lehmann to take over the helm at Carlsberg Malaysia
The brewer told Bursa Malaysia that Lehmann, 49, was the current regional CEO (Western Europe challenger markets) of the Carlsberg group which has a total turnover of RM6bil.
Andersen, also 49, who oversees operations in Malaysia and Singapore as well as an investment in Sri Lanka, would take over the position of managing director of Lao Brewery Company Ltd on July 1.
Andersen will, in his new role, report directly to Graham Fewkes, the group’s executive vice president (Asia), and will also be responsible for Carlsberg’s successful joint-venture partnership in Cambodia.
Fewkes commented: “Henrik has delivered excellent results throughout his three years at the Carlsberg Malaysia group. He has grown our business in a challenging macro-environment and delivered excellent shareholder returns.
“He successfully boosted the performance of our premium portfolio brands, restructured the businesses in a way that has delivered strong margin growth and built an empowered senior management team in both Malaysia and Singapore.”
The business in Laos is one of the largest businesses in the Carlsberg group and a crown jewel in its portfolio of companies.
24 Mar. 2016