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.
For the first time parallel to drinktec 2017 in Munich: PRO FachHANDEL
PRO FachHANDEL, the specialist and order trade fair for the entire German beverage and convenience trade, will be held in Munich for the first time in 2017. It will take place on September 14 and 15 parallel to drinktec (September 11–15, 2017), the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.
The event will occupy Hall B0 and the foyer of ICM on the trade fair grounds in Munich. Collaboration with PRO FachHANDEL perfectly complements the offer of drinktec, which consequently addresses the complete German beverage trade sector and reaches the visitor target groups important for this industry.
The collaboration between drinktec in Munich and PRO FachHANDEL is a win-win situation for both partners. The synergies of the two events will be combined for the benefit of visitors and exhibitors in Munich. drinktec will benefit from the fact that there will be an increase in trade fair visitors from the target group of “specialist dealers” thanks to PRO FachHANDEL. Conversely, drinktec will provide PRO FachHANDEL with the opportunity to establish itself as a platform for the beverage trade internationally and develop further.
Petra Westphal, Project Manager of drinktec, is delighted: “We are very happy that the organizer GES eG of PRO FachHANDEL has decided to attach this important event to drinktec. Thanks to the partnership concluded, a platform for beverage manufacturers will take place parallel and in close proximity to drinktec where you can meet the necessary trading partners for the entry into the German market. With that, we are fulfilling a request of the international beverage industry and also have the possibility together with PRO FachHANDEL to address European specialist dealers.”
Alexander Berger, CEO of GES and responsible for the organization of PRO FachHANDEL considers the conditions ideal: “We very pleased to have the opportunity to carry out this exciting and promising project together with Messe München. The trade fair platform is becoming even more attractive for visitors and exhibitors from the complete retail industry with the collaboration. PRO FachHANDEL with its special areas of Newcomer Market and Beer Live fits perfectly in the supporting program of drinktec.”
As a driving force in the industry, world premieres, innovations and solutions for the beverage and liquid food industry are shown in Munich every four years. The range of drinktec exhibitors covers the entire process chain in the industry. Interesting especially for companies: the latest logistics solutions, the topic of process automation and digital control as well as current trends in ingredients and drink concepts. The areas of product safety & product quality, energy and resource efficiency as well as packaging & packaging materials provide interesting aspects for companies. drinktec is the platform for obtaining information about trends and innovations that the industry is dealing with and will deal with in the future.
31 Oct. 2016