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. ...
Yanjing Brewery to Buy Hebei’s Tianniu Beer
Tianniu Beer, based in southern Hebei province, has a registered capital of RMB 9 million and an annual production capacity of 100,000 kiloliters.
Yanjing Brewery said it aims to tap into more emerging markets after achieving solid sales in Guangdong, Xichuan and Xinjiang as well as its home base of Beijing.
Yanjing Brewery booked RMB 6.19 billion in first-half sales, up 22.91% year-on-year; beer sales volume reached 2.72 million kiloliters, up 14.8% y-o-y.
In the first 6 months, the brewer sold 210,000 kiloliters of beer in Guangdong, up 10.53% y-o-y; beer sales in Sichuan and Xinjiang reached 80,000 tons and 60,000 tons, respectively, up 45.5% and 46.3% y-o-y.
Yanjing Brewery's Kunming, Yunnan-based production plant also came into operation earlier this year, producing 50,000 kiloliters of beer in the first half.
The Beijing-based brewer's takeover of Tianniu Beer is the latest in a series of acquisitions in the highly fragmented domestic beer industry since the beginning of 2011.
By tapping into surrounding Hebei province, Yanjing Brewery hopes to entrench its position in the North China market.
Big beer producers are gearing up to buy smaller rivals to enrich their assets in the face of ever-increasing competition in this sector.
24 Авг. 2011