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.
Heineken’s Tiger Beer debuts in Taiwan
The company recently invited Nine One One, a Taiwanese hip hop group, to promote the world-famous brand and will run a series of TV promotional ads, aiming to make Tiger Beer the most influential heavyweight in the Taiwan beer market this summer.
Since its roaring debut in Singapore in 1932, Tiger Beer has been a frequent gold medal winner at over 50 world beer competitions and is popular with consumers in as many as 64 countries in the world.
Kenneth Choo, an executive regional director of Heineken Asia Pacific, said that Tiger Beer has recorded annual growth of over 20 percent and is expected to become a shining star among Heineken's beer lines. "We show high regard for the Taiwan market, and expect our newly launched Tiger Beer to bring consumers brand-new taste and shock. We vow to make Tiger Beer rank among the top three brands in Taiwan's beer market by the end of 2020, which is our clear-cut goal," Choo said at the press conference.
Tiger Beer = Bravery
Tiger brand believes that "there is a tiger in everyone's mind," and people can therefore muster the courage to explore their unlimited potential to meet whatever challenges facing them. Accordingly, "Tiger Beer is the synonym of bravery" has become the band's slogan to highlight the bravery of Taiwan's young generation in challenging mainstream values.
Tiger Beer will demonstrate its bravery in challenging the unknown future, creating the extraordinary, winning glory and conquering the world, and will finally conquer all the Taiwanese consumers and become their most favorite beer product when they enjoy stir-fries dishes from street shops.
25 Jul. 2016