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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.

New President of Kompania Piwowarska

As of October Kompania Piwowarska, leader of the Polish beer market, part of the SABMiller group, will be headed by its new President: Robert Priday. The current KP's CEO Gary Haigh has been appointed as Managing Director of SABMiller's British subsidiary - Miller Brands UK.

Robert Priday, currently President of SABMiller's Peruvian subsidiary, Backus, will take over the position of President of Kompania Piwowarska in October 2011. He joins Kompania Piwowarska from Peru, where he has held the position of Managing Director since 2006. He started his international career with SABMiller in Poland in 1997 when he was responsible for the integration of the Tyskie company into SABMiller, with specific focus on commercial and supply chain. He was also involved in the merger of the Tychy brewery with its counterpart in Poznan and thus becoming the co-founder of Kompania Piwowarska.

Rob left Poland in 1999 when he was appointed as Managing Director of Slovakia, and then moved to Honduras where he was Managing Director of that operation for 4 years, before joining our business in Peru. He has 29 years' service in SABMiller in South Africa, Europe and Latin America, in functional, commercial and general management roles.

Backus is Peru's market leader; despite strong price competition the company has over time significantly increased its market share to 92 per cent. It operates 5 breweries and 2 soft drink plants.

Gary Haigh, currently President of Kompania Piwowarska, has been appointed as Managing Director of Miller Brands UK, a British subsidiary of the group. Gary Haigh will assume the role in mid-September 2011.

Gary Haigh was appointed as Managing Director (later as President) of Kompania Piwowarska in June 2009. During his time, KP delivered record financial results in extremely difficult economic conditions and during this period the company was also re-organised to meet the changing aspects of the Polish consumer and retail

24 Авг. 2011



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