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. ...
Beer market of Russia 2018
- General market picture
- Foreign trade setting records
- Demography as challenge to branding
- Aged consumer
- Declining of youth brands
- Nostalgia on trend
- DIOT feels at home
- 5.0 Original is the new face of import
- Positions of Market Leaders
- Carlsberg Group
- AB InBev Efes
- AB InBev
Ukrainian beer market 2018
- Better than yesterday
- Performance by value
- Positions of Ukrainian brewers
The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
Investing: Molson Coors is expanding globally
Answer: You might not have expected Russians to be drinking Coors Light this winter, but this giant global brewer began distributing the beer in Moscow last year.
The company also entered a joint venture with China's Si'hai Beer Co. to produce Coors Light and market it using a Chinese name that translates as "silver bullet."
The Denver company, formed by the 2005 merger of Adolph Coors Brewing Co. and Canada's Molson Inc., has cut costs and improved efficiency. Since 2008, it has had a joint venture, MillerCoors, with SAB Miller's U.S. business.
With brands such as Molson, Coors, Carling, Keystone and Blue Moon, Molson Coors holds about 40% of the beer market in Canada, about 30% in the U.S. and nearly 20% in Britain.
But Molson Coors must compete against giants such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, which was formed when Belgium-based InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch.
The beer industry's prospects depend heavily on the outlook for the restaurant industry, which is expected to show improvement along with the economy.
Because the beer market is mature and slow-growing, an evaluation of Molson Coors shares as an investment should include an assessment of whether it might be an acquisition target for another brewer.
Shares of Molson Coors recently were down about 8% this year, partially because of a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, after climbing 11% in 2010.
Last year, the company earned $708 million, down 1.8% from 2009. Sales rose 7.3% to $3.3 billion.
The consensus of analysts with ratings on Molson Coors shares is between "buy" and "hold," with two "strong buy" ratings, five "buys" and seven "holds," according to Thomson Reuters.
Question: I am a shareholder in the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth fund. What is your opinion of its prospects?
Answer: It should provide no surprises, which is a good thing.
This $12-billion fund, which focuses on high-quality companies, has been managed by Larry Puglia since its 1993 inception. The T. Rowe Price fund family overall has a reputation for disciplined stock picking and relatively reliable returns.
The portfolio gained 31% in the last 12 months and had a three-year annualized return of 4%, results that ranked it in the top one-fourth and one-third, respectively, of funds that focus on large-capitalization "growth" stocks.
"This fund features market leaders well-positioned in their industries, such as Apple and Google, and is diversified among many companies," said Katie Rushkewicz, mutual fund analyst with Morningstar Inc. "We consider it a good, long-term core holding for an investor."
Other major stock holdings in the portfolio include Amazon.com Inc., Danaher Corp., Schlumberger Ltd., Franklin Resources Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and Starbucks Corp.
There's no sales charge on purchases of fund shares, but one's initial investment must be at least $2,500. The fund last reported that its expenses equaled 1% of its assets.
13 Фев. 2011