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Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Carlsberg CEO downplays threat of Russian PET beer bottle ban
Russian deputy Viktor Zvagelsky introduced a bill earlier in the year that now includes a proposal to ban sales of PET beer bottles by January 1, 2013.
Ban not likely, says CEO
But Joergen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO at Carlsberg, which has a major presence in the Russian beer market, does not expect the proposal to make its way into law.
“We don’t think this is very likely to happen – banning PET for beer,” said the CEO during a conference call on Carlsberg’s first quarter results.
And even if it is implemented Rasmussen does not think a ban would have a major impact on Carlsberg – for whom PET packed beer only accounts for a small percentage of Russian profits. He even suggested that there could be a positive impact for Carlsberg.
“Consumers would start drinking from a different packaging type – cans or glass bottles – which would be positive in terms of premiumisation.”
Other beer measures
The proposal to ban PET beer bottles came in as an amendment to a bill introduced earlier in the year that includes other anti-alcohol measures that would impact the Russian beer market. These include restrictions on high strength beer and night time drinking.
But a company spokesperson told BeverageDaily.com that the Russian team at Carlsberg is comfortable with the situation as it stands.
The spokesperson added that an update is expected next week as the bill makes its way through the Russian parliament.
While Carlsberg remains skeptical about the chances of the PET beer bottle ban making it into the final legislation, others think there is a strong possibility it could be implemented.
Nick Waite, head of market research at Pira, which has just published a study on PET in the beer market, said: “There is a good chance that the law will be passed.”
First quarter results
The Russian beer market has already been hit by a 200 per cent excise duty hike that came into force at the beginning of 2010. It led to significant destocking in the first quarter of last year that gave the Carlsberg 2011 Q1 figures, published this week, a significant comparative boost.
The company said like-for-like Eastern European sales, which include the Russian numbers, were up 28 per cent.
The distorting effect of the 2010 Russian comparison also gave a big boost to total Q1 sales which were up 14 per cent to DKK 12.5bn while operating profit grew 38 per cent to DKK 1bn.
12 мая. 2011