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. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms. The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
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. ...
Robert Lobovsky will become Head of Global Marketing for Pilsner Urquell
„One of my main tasks is going to be building a unified look for the Pilsner Urquell brand in all world markets,“ says Robert Lobovsk?. „I will focus on developing international programs to help develop the brand, such as reward programs, education of partners about the history and about how to properly care for the Plze? lager, and other activities which strengthen the name of the lager and promote its quality around the world. I would like to increase brand awareness and to increase the number of people who have tried, personally consumed, the beer from Plze?.“
Robert Lobovsk? has been working at Plze?sk? Prazdroj since 2003. After one year in Human Resources, he moved to export as Manger of International Business Development. For two years, he was in charge of Eastern Europe and the Middle East and the following three years he was in charge of Northern Europe. Since fall 2009, he has been in charge of International Marketing for the Pilsner Urquell brand, taking care of all European countries in which SABMiller breweries are represented.
Robert Lobovsk? was born in Plze? and he is a true patriot. At the age of 10, he emigrated with his parents to Australia, returning to the Czech Republic 16 years later. He is a graduate of Victoria University of Technology (Diploma of Hospitality Management).
He is married, has a four year old son and speaks Czech and English. His favorite pastime is spending time with his family. Some of his hobbies also include sports (tennis, squash, cycling) and photography.
With total sales of 9.9 million hectoliters in the 2010 calendar year (including sales abroad) and with exports to more than 50 countries, Plze?sk? Prazdroj, a. s., is the leading producer of beer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
Plze?sk? Prazdroj, a. s., is a member of SABMiller plc. Pilsner Urquell is an international flagship in the portfolio of SABMiller brands.
SABMiller PLC is one of the biggest beer companies in the world, with activities and distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents. The group of SABMiller brands includes important brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and many more successful regional brands.
24 Фев. 2011