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. ...
AB InBev to reap benefits of price hikes in Q2
* Core Q2 profits expected to rise 11 percent
* Beer volumes seen flat, after Q1 drop
Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, is set to show a 11 percent rise in second-quarter profits on Thursday as price rises offset weak markets for beer in its two key markets of Brazil and the United States.
The maker of Stella Artois and Budweiser sells roughly three-quarters of its beer in the Americas region after its takeover of Anheuser-Busch in 2008, and around 40 percent of its beer sales come from Latin America.
Worries over rising unemployment and stagnant wages pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a two-year low in July, while in Brazil consumer sentiment also reached a two-year low in June due to concerns over inflation.
MillerCoors, the second-largest brewer in the U.S. owned by SABMiller and Molson Coors , said earlier this month that it managed to increase profits in the second quarter by raising beer prices and cutting costs in the face of a tough market.
A Reuters poll of 15 banks and brokerages has forecast that AB InBev's second-quarter core EBITDA profit (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) would rise by 11 percent to $3.7 billion.
They also forecast that beer volumes would remain flat at 101 million hectolitres. In the first quarter, AB InBev suffered its first drop in beer sales for a year and a half.
SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, reported its April-June underlying beer volumes rose 5 percent helped by growth in emerging markets, while the third-largest Heineken reports H1 results on Aug. 24, and fourth-largest Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) a week earlier on Aug. 17.
11 Авг. 2011