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. ...
Russia. Baltika Breweries Held Annual General Shareholder Meeting
The shareholders approved the Company’s 2010 annual report and annual accounting report, including the Company’s profit and loss statement, as well as the distribution of Company profits and losses for the 2010 financial year. In addition, they elected members to the Company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, selected auditors, set the level of remunerations and reimbursement of expenses for members of the Company's Board of Directors, and approved interested-party transactions.
The Company Board of Directors, as approved by the shareholders, includes the following:
1. J?rgen Buhl Rasmussen;
2. Anton Artemiev;
3. Bj?rn S?ndenskov;
4. J?rn Peter Jensen;
5. Ulrik Andersen;
6. Alexander Shokhin;
7. Vladislav Grib.
The shareholders approved transactions with Russian Railways, confirmed KPMG and A&P Audit as the Company’s auditors, as well as approved the decision to pay an annual dividend of 42 roubles per share in each share category, taking into account interim dividends already paid (declared) on the basis of results for the first six months of the 2010 financial year.
Baltika Breweries is Russia's largest consumer goods producer and since 1996 has been a leader on the Russian beer market. Baltika is a Carlsberg Group company. Baltika is the number one selling beer brand in Europe (according to Euromonitor). The company has breweries in ten Russian cities and one in Azerbaijan, and boasts an extensive brand portfolio. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer: Baltika products are represented in more than 70 countries, and make up 70% of all Russian beer exports.
17 Июн. 2011