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. ...
Modelo Board Said to Have Discussed Foster’s Bid Without Putting to Vote
Mexico City-based Modelo, the maker of Corona beer, may still be considering an offer for Foster’s, said the person, who declined to be identified because the matter is private. Modelo would need to win support from Anheuser-Busch InBev AB, which has 9 seats on Modelo’s 19-person board and holds a 50 percent non-controlling stake in the Mexican brewer.
Modelo has been talking with Molson about a joint offer for Foster’s, people familiar with the matter said earlier this month. The board met on June 13. A spokeswoman for Modelo declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported on the board meeting.
Foster’s distributes Modelo’s Corona brand in Australia. The Australian brewer last month spun off its Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. division, the world’s second-largest winemaker, to concentrate on beer.
Foster’s, with a market value of about A$9 billion ($9.6 billion), has gained 4.5 percent since Treasury started trading on May 10 compared with a 3.9 percent tumble for the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index in the same period. The stock fell 0.9 percent to A$4.61 as of 12:52 p.m. in Sydney trading.
AB InBev gained the Modelo stake with the $52 billion purchase of Anheuser-Busch in 2008. Carlos Fernandez, chairman and chief executive of Modelo, sued to block the sale of the Modelo shares to AB InBev and lost in a ruling last year.
Fernandez has rejected selling control of Modelo to AB InBev and has said he’d be interested in buying back the stake. At the end of March, Modelo had 27 billion pesos ($2.29 billion) of cash and short-term investments and no debt.
Modelo rose 1.1 percent to 71.03 pesos in Mexico City trading at 4:10 p.m. New York time. The shares have declined 7.1 percent this year.
16 Июн. 2011