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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.

MillerCoors Discontinues MGD 64 Lemonade Beer Launched In May

MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture between Molson Coors Brewing Group Inc. (TAP) and SABMiller PLC (SBMRY, SAB.JO), is discontinuing its MGD 64 Lemonade after less than three months on the market.

MillerCoors, the second-largest U.S. beer maker by revenue, introduced the low-calorie lemonade-flavored beer in May as a limited-edition summertime product, expanding from its three-year-old Miller Genuine Draft 64 beer. The number refers to the beer's calorie content.

"Winning in beer requires testing the bounds of the market with innovation," the company said in a statement. "With that commitment, however, comes a recognition that not every innovation will succeed."

MillerCoors is telling distributors that it will buy back all MGD 64 Lemonade currently in warehouses, where legal. It will also cover destruction costs up to $2.50 per case.

The company's prior foray into flavored beers--the lime-flavored Miller Chill introduced in 2007--started out strong but sales slid after larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BT, BUD) unveiled Bud Light Lime the next year.

The beer market has been pressured in recent years as stubbornly high unemployment among its core consumers keeps discretionary spending in check. In May, MillerCoors reported volume fell 1.4% from the prior year. Coors Light and Miller Lite sales improved, but MGD 64 saw double-digit declines.

15 Авг. 2011



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