Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe 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 brandsIn 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 2019During 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.
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. ...
Aiming to improve the company’s competitiveness and customer service Compa??a Cervecera modernises its production centers
- The start up of the plan means a 4.4 million Euro investment.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, October 5, 2011 - Compa??a Cervecera de Canarias has decided to give a new boost to the modernisation of its two factories in Santa Cruz and Las Palmas, to increase business and customer service competitiveness as well as its presence in the local and mainland markets. The modernisation includes an advanced storage system adapted to the new business tendencies.
The start up of the plan represents a 4.4 million Euro investment in its two factories in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The factories will become modern multifunctional production, service and logistics centers and will be better integrated into their surroundings.
The modernisation project will be carried out in several stages. It stands to save more than three million Euros in the production process through new machinery allowing a reduction in energy consumption and the production of new formats for its brands.
Other important parts of the plan include embellishing the facilities' exteriors in order to achieve a better integration with their surroundings, as well as a 1.3 million euro investment in a new storage system, which will mean the installation of new machinery. This will increase the storage area by up to 18,840 square feet with a capacity of 2,750 pallets. Also, it will prepare the facilities for the possibility of outsourcing the warehouse management, contributing to the industrial development of the islands.
With this measure, the Company increases its potential for development, enabling the development of new projects like exports to mainland Spain and other markets. It also facilitates future growth, assuring employment, investment and activity in all its work places.
About Compa??a Cervecera de Canarias
Compa??a Cervecera is one of the main national breweries and one of the main engines in the economic and social development in Canarias: it boasts the creation of almost 900 direct jobs and almost 7,000 indirect and induced jobs; it is shareholder of several companies in Canarias; and it gives priority to local supplies in order to carry out their production. The company, part of the international group SABMiller, has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its shareholders, which represent approximately 30% of the total, and are represented by two members on the Board of Directors.
Compa??a Cervecera produces its own brand of beers Dorada and Tropical, under Carlsberg licence, and the apple juice Appletiser; it distributes international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. Also, it has other beverages such as the energetic drink Red Bull and premium juices Granini.
This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
6 Окт. 2011