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. ...
Asahi Breweries 1Q Group Net Profit Y3.64 Billion Vs Y4.00 Million
The Tokyo-based beer maker reported a group net profit of Y3.64 billion for the three months, compared with a profit of Y4 million in the same period a year earlier.
The company said it booked a special loss of Y6.9 billion related to damages to its brewery at Fukushima in northern Japan among other facilities, which were hit by the March 11 disaster. The company aims to resume operations at the brewery by summer.
The lost production at the plant prompted Asahi to concentrate on its mainline products, thus pushing back the planned launch of some of new products. That led to fewer outlays on sales promotion, helping to underpin its bottom line.
Beer demand is usually weak during the January-March period, and Japanese breweries spend heavily to promote new products ahead of the peak summer season. That often causes relatively low profits, and sometimes losses, at brewers.
Asahi registered sales of Y280.22 billion, down 1.4% from Y284.12 billion in the same period a year earlier, while it had an operating profit of Y7.41 billion, better than a loss of Y2.46 billion a year earlier.
For the full business year ending Dec. 31, the company left its profit and sales outlook unchanged. It continues to forecast a net profit of Y57 billion, an operating profit of Y107 billion and sales of Y1.490 trillion.
The company's earnings are based on Japanese accounting standards.
29 Апр. 2011