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. ...
Australia’s Little World Beverages Sees 35% Rise in H1 Profit
Little World Beverages said net profit in the half year to Dec. 31 was $4.619 million, up 35.4 percent on the first half of 2009/10.
Revenue was $35.56 million, up 27 percent from $27.96 million, Little World said on Friday.
The company declared an interim dividend of five cents, fully franked, up from 4.5 cents, also fully franked, in the prior first half.
Earnings per share were 7.36 cents, up 27.5 per cent from 5.77 cents.
The brewer said its new White Rabbit Brewery in Healesville, in regional Victoria, where it brews Dark and White ales, was outperforming expectations.
And it was optimistic about its purchase of a site, Valley Mills, near Geelong, where it proposes to develop "a special brewing facility in a unique place".
"The vision is for future east coast demand for LWB products to be satisfied with lower distribution costs and lower carbon miles," Little World said.
"Having settled the purchase on Jan. 31, 2011, work is currently underway to obtain the necessary approvals required to progress development of the Geelong brewery."
Little World said it expected full year net profit, before unusual or non-recurring items, of $8.3 million to $8.8 million in 2010/11.
20 Фев. 2011