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. ...
Mexico’s Grupo Modelo sees recovery in beer sales
* Revenue up 9.6 pct (Adds CFO comments, share movement, details on prices)
Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo (GMODELOC.MX) posted a slight rise in first-quarter profit on Friday as higher costs offset a big pick-up in beer sales.
Domestic sales and exports increased by double digits from the year earlier, the company said, noting consumer spending on beer appears to be recovering after the worldwide recession.
"It gives us confidence that the start of the year looks quite promising," said chief financial officer Emilio Fullaondo on a call with analysts.
Even comparing the first-quarter 2011 sales with 2009, which was a better year for Modelo than 2010, the volume was up more than 5 percent, Fullaondo said.
Still, sales costs in the first quarter of this year also rose and Modelo said it spent more on distribution and marketing in the quarter.
To offset rising costs, the brewer said it started to raise prices in Mexico at the end of February.
The company does not have any hedges in place to manage price changes, but executives told analysts they are monitoring prices, particularly for malt and aluminium.
Grupo Modelo shares were down 1.43 percent in morning trading in Mexico at 74.50 pesos.
The company earned 2.16 billion pesos ($181 million) in the first quarter, up 3 percent from 2.09 billion pesos in the same period a year earlier.
Modelo, half-owned by the world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (ABI.BR), said quarterly revenue rose 9.6 percent to 19.25 billion pesos.
Exports accounted for 29 percent of Grupo Modelo's total sales in the first quarter of this year, up slightly from 28.5 percent last year, the company said. ($1 = 11.8903 pesos as of end-March)
15 Апр. 2011