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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The 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 brands

In 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 2019

During 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.

Molson Coors Makes New Appointments

Molson Coors has announced that Bill Waters, 42, has been named the Company's new Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, reporting to Kandy Anand, President of Molson Coors International (MCI). Waters has been with Molson Coors for nearly twenty years serving in various senior roles across the finance team including CFO of Coors Brewing Company, Vice President of Finance for MCI, as well as other roles in corporate planning and commercial finance. A search is underway to identify Waters' replacement in his current role as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
Waters will assume his new role once a suitable successor as Chief Accounting Officer has been identified. Therefore, he will continue to serve in his current role and be responsible for the preparation of the company's financial statements, including its upcoming Annual Report on Form10-K.
Molson Coors also announced today that Christine Watkins has been appointed to lead the company's internal audit function, reporting to the CFO and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Watkins is an accomplished financial professional with more than fifteen years of senior management experience across operations, strategic planning, and financial analysis and reporting at leading consumer packaged goods companies. Watkins, 44, assumes the role, effective February 28, 2011.
Most recently, Watkins served as Director of Operations for Starbucks in the southeast region leading the strategic and operational plans for over eighty Starbucks stores. Earlier in her career at Starbucks, she served as the Financial Director for the company's east division in the United States. Prior to her time at Starbucks, Watkins was Director of Finance for Coca-Cola's southeast region and national logistics, and also served as Director of corporate consolidations, planningandanalysis.
Peter Swinburn, President and CEO of Molson Coors stated, "This is an exciting time for the company and we recognize the importance of having the right people in the right roles at the right time. On behalf of our Board and the leadership team, I want to congratulate Bill on this exciting new opportunity and welcome Christine to the company. I look forward to working closely with both of them as they take on these critical responsibilities for the company."
25 Янв. 2011



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