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. ...
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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. ...
Peru. After six years in Peru Robert Priday leaves Backus
Since his arrival to Latin America as Managing Director of the Honduras operation in 2001 and then heading the Peruvian operation, Rob Priday has played a key role in shaping the direction and culture of the organization in the region.
Under his leadership, Backus has accomplished excellent financial and market results. In the last five fiscal years, sales have grown 30.4% while market share in December 2005 was increased from 90.5% to the 92.4% as of July 2011, in a highly competitive industry. In addition, Backus achieved the first place in the assessment of SABMiller?s ten sustainable development priorities for all operations worldwide.
Karl Lippert, President of SABMiller Latin America mentioned after announcing this important appointment in Poland “His boundless energy, his furtive mind and his exemplary leadership will be sorely missed”.
On the other hand, Rob Priday said “I leave Backus and Peru with great sadness. In these past years that I have lived here I have developed true fondness for both company and country. I feel that the mission was accomplished, since I leave behind an excellent and competent team; who will keep consolidating Backus leadership”.
It is worth mentioning that Backus is considered by their different stakeholders, as one of the best companies in Peru in terms of reputation.
The announcement as to his replacement will be made in due course.
25 Авг. 2011