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. ...
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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. ...
Kirin Holdings Fiscal Year Group Net Profit Y11.39 Billion, Down 77%
The Tokyo-based beverage company, which wholly owns Australia's Lion Nathan Ltd. (LNN.AU) and 48% of San Miguel Brewery Inc. of the Philippines, posted a net profit of Y11.39 billion for the full year, compared with Y49.17 billion in profit in 2009.
The company booked a special loss of Y38.8 billion in the just-ended business year, reflecting amortization of goodwill related its purchase of its Australia-based National Foods Ltd., which Kirin bought in 2007. Goodwill is an intangible asset to be amortized when the purchase price exceeds what is considered fair market value.
Given higher input costs among other changing business conditions in Australia, Kirin made a conservative assessment on National Foods' brand value and booked the loss to comply with International Financial Reporting Standards, which Australia introduced in 2005.
Kirin's sales came to Y2.178 trillion, a 4.4% fall from Y2.278 trillion a year earlier. But operating profit grew 18% to Y151.61 billion thanks to benefits of cost cuts.
For 2011, Kirin is predicting a net profit to grow five-fold to Y58 billion. It expects a 0.3% gain in operating profit to Y152 billion and a 1.7% decline in revenue to Y2.140 trillion.
Kirin's earnings are based on Japanese accounting standards.
10 Фев. 2011