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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

Stella Artois unveiled a new design for the brand’s full line-up of cans

When possible, Stella Artois should be served in its signature chalice glass, which showcases its rich, golden colour while releasing the beer's flavour and aroma. The new Stella Artois Chalice Can is inspired by the iconic Stella Artois chalice glass, and the secondary packaging for can packs has also been updated to complement the new can design.

stella-disignThe sleek new can features the chalice glass silhouette against a silver coloured background, which, together with complementary secondary packaging is designed to enhance on-shelf appeal and reinforce the brand’s heritage and quality cues as embodied by the iconic Stella Artois chalice glass.

James Watson, Marketing Director, Stella Artois, Western Europe said: “Our fresh new packaging has been shown to increase consumer appeal above and beyond our competitors, while also communicating Stella Artois’ heritage and quality. The new Stella Artois Chalice Can design reflects our determination to raise the bar when it comes to quality and sophistication - the key values that form the foundation of the Stella Artois brand.”

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. For 2009. Anheuser-Busch InBev generated revenues of 36.8 billion USD. With a dream to be The Best Beer Company in a Better World, the company has a strong, balanced brand portfolio. With four of the top ten selling beers in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev holds the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 19 key markets. It has a key presence in both developed and developing markets. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strength of approximately 116,000 people based in operations in 23 countries across the world. The company works through six operational Zones; North America, Latin America North, Latin America South, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific, allowing our consumers around the world to enjoy our beers.

SUN InBev – the second largest (according to the volumes of sales) brewing company in Russia. It was founded in 1999 and operates now as a Russian unit of leading brewing company in the world “Anheuser-Busch InBev”. Company has a network of modern breweries in ten Russian Cities: Klin, Volzhsky, Omsk, Perm, Ivanovo, Saransk, Kursk, Novocheboksarsk, Angarsk and St. Petersburg. The main brands of beer produced by the Company in Russia are – Stella Artois, Beck’s, Brahma, Staropramen, Hoegaarden, Sibirskaya Korona, Klinskoye, Tolstiak and BagBier.

17 Июн. 2011

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