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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.

SAB Appoints Former Mvelaphanda CEO As Executive Director

The South African Breweries Limited has appointed Yolanda Cuba to its board as Executive Director: Development and Decision Support.

Ms Cuba is the immediate past Group CEO of Mvelaphanda Group Limited, one of South Africa's leading black-owned investment companies.

In her position at SAB, Ms Cuba will work closely with the company's Chairman and Managing Director, Norman Adami and other executive directors, in giving impetus to selected aspects of the business strategy.

Mr Adami says: "In the past two years we have radically increased the rate at which SAB transforms to become a model competitor, delivering a step change in virtually every area of our business. Yolanda joining the business is part of this transition into the next phase."

Ms Cuba brings with her a wealth of management and leadership experience rooted in her strong investment and financial background.

"During her tenure with the Mvelaphanda Group, Yolanda has proven her ability to facilitate dramatic results and deliver innovative solutions to complex issues," says Mr Adami.

Ms Cuba says: "This is an exciting next step for me after the successful restructuring of Mvela Group. It's indeed an honor and a privilege to be asked to contribute to the continuing growth and development of such an impressive business. I look forward to working with Norman and the team".

Ms Cuba is a chartered accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Statistics) from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Natal.

In 2006, she was recognised as the Top Empowered Business Women of the Year by Top Companies and was awarded a Youth Excellence Award by the Black Management Forum in 2007. The World Economic Forum selected her as one of the Young Global Leaders.

Ms Cuba joined Mvelaphanda's Corporate Finance Division in 2003 and was appointed deputy CEO later that year. At the age of 29, she became one of the youngest CEO's of a JSE-listed company.

12 Авг. 2011



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