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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.

US. Upland Brewery announces $3 million expansion

Upland Brewery, a Bloomington-based brewery, announced plans for a $3 million expansion of its brewing facilities after much growth during the past few years.

Upland will be moving its brewing operations to a new, 47,000 square foot building located on West Grimes Lane.

The move will allow Upland to increase its brewing capacity from 11,000 to 25,000 barrels per year.

The current 11th Street facility will still house Upland’s restaurant and bar, the Tap Room.

However, Upland will switch its brewing operations there to a smaller pilot program to focus on the development of new specialty beers.

The new facility will be located immediately adjacent to the B-Line Trail and a former rail switchyard that Mayor Mark Kruzan said he wants to turn into “our community’s Central Park.”

The move comes during a time of growth for the brewery.

Upland’s president, Doug Dayhoff, said their sales have tripled in the past five years.

“This rate of growth has been possible because we have reinvested all profits back into the business, maintained modest salaries — thanks to a staff that is more passionate about quality beer than big paychecks — and squeezed capacity out of our original facilities and equipment in a ‘scrappy’ fashion,” Dayhoff said in a statement.

Dayhoff said Indiana is still far behind Wisconsin and Michigan in craft beer sales and hopes the growth in local breweries in Indiana continues to climb.

Caleb Staton, Upland’s head brewer, also thought the move was necessary because of Upland’s growth.

“We have experienced steady growth over the past five years, and the writing was on the wall when the last tank we installed stuck out of the roof by 4 feet,” Staton said.

He said he expected that growth to continue at the new facility, and the new facility will enable a tripling of Upland’s current size over the next decade.

Big Red Liquors was the first wholesale business to start selling Upland, and Upland beers have grown in sales ever since they started.

“We are excited that they are making a further significant investment in the Bloomington facilities, which will benefit the community for many years to come,” Wade Shanower, president of Big Red Liquors, said in a statement.

Upland also said it was prepared to increase its $3 million investment to beautify the building and the surrounding area. The brewery is seeking the city’s financial assistance to do so, and most city funds used would go to improving the aesthetics of the building.

Mayor Kruzan said he is excited about Upland’s plans and how they could accelerate the city’s vision for a new park in the area.

“It’s never easy for the trailblazer, but their success will be the community’s success and so I am thrilled to be working with this homegrown local business to see how the city can help in its growth,” Kruzan said.

28 Июл. 2011

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