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. ...
Nigerian Breweries in discussions to acquire two breweries from Heineken NV
The discussions follow on from the announcement in January 2011 that Heineken would “explore the possibility of consolidating the newly acquired breweries into its existing business structure in Nigeria during 2011.”
The discussions should lead to the transfer of majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited (which owns breweries in Otta and Kaduna) and Life Breweries Company Limited, Onitsha, to Nigerian Breweries.
Nigerian Breweries believes that the proposed transaction will improve the geographic spread of its operations, enable it to address existing capacity constraints and further strengthen its platform for future growth. The negotiations are expected to be concluded in the coming months and further announcements will be made when appropriate.
Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc said: “The addition of the breweries we propose to acquire from Heineken will significantly broaden our geographic reach and address the capacity restraints we have currently. As a result of this transaction Nigerian Breweries will be better positioned for future growth.”
Nigerian Breweries Plc was incorporated in 1946 and started production in 1949 with Star lager in Lagos Brewery. The company currently has 2300 persons in its direct employment and several others through outsourced businesses.
The company brews and markets the following brands: Star (lager beer), Gulder (lager beer), Heineken (lager beer), Legend (extra stout), Maltina (non-alcoholic malt drink), Amstel Malta (non-alcoholic low sugar malt drink), Fayrouz (malt based soft drink) and Climax (herbal energy drink).
18 Апр. 2011