The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms. The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
Beer market of Kazakhstan acquired both traits of East European countries and South Eastern Asia taking a transitional position between them by many criteria and consumption style. Yet there is a positive trend in beer production which differs Kazakhstan from most of the neighboring countries. The market has remained consolidated in the hands of two international players because of its small size. However, it faces dynamic processes such as fast growth of draft beer sales, up and downs of regional companies and Carlsberg Group’s ultimate expansion. Excessive mainstream segment has declined over the recent years, yet, Zhigulevskoe and national brands with regional links have yielded their positions to a range of new products. In our review special attention was paid to regional analysis of the markets. In 14 regions of Kazakhstan we compared the companies’ positions, the market price segmentation and DIOT channel development. Besides we have compared the beer market of Kazakhstan to neighboring countries. ...
AUS: Foster’s Group shares jump on SABMiller talk
Foster's Group's share price has spiked following fresh reports that SABMiller is working on a takeover offer for its Australian beer business, Carlton & United Breweries.
Foster's shares rose by 4% on the Australian stock exchange today (24 January). The rise follows a report in the Sydney Morning Herald that lawyers have cleared a path for the SABMiller to acquire Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), despite the Peroni brewer's existing beer joint venture in Australia with Coca-Cola Amatil, Pacific Beverages.
Foster's Group is planning to demerge its beer and wine businesses in the first half of this year. There is speculation that it will announce the move in conjunction with its half-year results on 15 February.
Analysts expect both CUB and the wine arm, Treasury Wine Estates, to attract takeover offers.
SABMiller's CEO, Graham Mackay, has confirmed that the group would be interested in a standalone CUB. "We take a look at everything that's available," he told just-drinks late last year.
CUB is Australia's largest brewer, with a 50% volume share, although it has lost ground to the market number two, Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Nathan, in the last five years. Last week, analyst group Merrill Lynch cut its full-year profits forecast for Foster's Group by 14%.
24 Янв. 2011