Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.
Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brandsIn 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.
Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.
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. ...
Amstel Light Selects JAGTAG to Power its First Mobile Marketing Campaign to Celebrate Burger Bash® 2011
To promote the kickoff event for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the Amstel Light Burger Bash on premise mobile campaign will include JAGTAGs on coupon booklets, table tents and t-shirts at select bars and restaurants in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Washington D.C. During special promotional events where Amstel Light and partners offer burger and beverage deals, fans over the age of 21 can snap a photo of the Amstel Light branded JAGTAG with any camera phone to be instantly entered for the chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Burger Bash® 2011. Using age-verification technology, the campaign enables Amstel Light to interact with their target audience and promote the sweepstakes. The Amstel Light Burger Bash mobile campaign will run through February 7, 2011.
"Partnering with JAGTAG helped us to create an innovative mobile marketing campaign that targets the right audience in the right place with a great prize in the Southeast region ahead of Burger Bash®," said Amanda Hawk, Brand Director, Amstel Light. "We wanted to build excitement in the region and around the event to encourage supporters to become a part of the fun, and JAGTAG helped us to achieve that goal."
JAGTAG works on all camera phones and across all major wireless carriers in the United States without requiring users to download an application to reach 90 percent of all mobile users.
"We collaborated with Amstel Light on their first mobile campaign for Burger Bash® to create an exciting and informative program that will engage their fans, and even offer one the chance to experience the event firsthand with a friend," said Ed Jordan, CEO of JAGTAG. "Using JAGTAGs to add a mobile component enables Amstel Light to interact with 90 percent of mobile users who want to learn more about the event and enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
The Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers hosted by Rachael Ray takes place on Thursday, February 24, 2011 as part of the 10th year of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Tickets and more information can be found at www.sobefest.com.
JAGTAG is the only mobile 2D barcode solution that does not require the consumer to download an application prior to use and the only mobile medium that can successfully deliver optimized multimedia to both standard phones and smart phones. Anywhere a mobile consumer encounters a JAGTAG, they can use their phone to request and receive multimedia content (video, audio, pictures, text) sent immediately to their phone. To learn more, visit www.JAGTAG.com.
About Amstel Light
Amstel Light is the No. 1-selling imported light beer in the U.S. The Amstel Brewery was founded in Amsterdam, Holland by two businessmen, DePester and J.H. van Marwijk Kooy. By 1886, Amstel had become Amsterdam's largest brewer of lager beer. In 1980, Amstel Light was born as an import to the U.S. Characteristic of this beer is a unique selection of raw materials and an intense fermenting process. The result is a premium imported light beer containing only 3.5% alcohol and approximately 35% fewer calories than regular lager beer. Amstel Light is imported by Heineken USA, headquartered in White Plains, New York, the nation's largest beer importer. For more information, please visit http://www.amstellight.com.
25 Янв. 2011