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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.

Heineken USA Names New Senior Brand Director for Heineken Lager

Osminkina brings global marketing, new brand/business development experience to team
olgaosminkinaHeineken USA Inc. has appointed Olga Osminkina to the position of senior brand director for Heineken Lager. In her new role, Osminkina will report to Laurent Theodore, vice president of marketing for Heineken, and she will be responsible for the overall strategy and sustained development of flagship Heineken Lager in the U.S. market.

Osminkina brings 12 years of marketing and business development experience from around the globe to the Heineken team. Most recently, Osminkina served as executive director of global marketing for Estee Lauder companies where she managed all aspects of marketing and business development across three brand introductions. She also brings extensive experience in rejuvenating brand performance, most recently in the perfumery and skin care segments. She has received numerous awards including an EFFIE for Best Brand Building Campaign 2010 and P&G's Presidents Award for Brand Building 2010.

At Heineken USA, Osminkina will lead the integrated marketing, communication and brand activation strategies for the Heineken Lager brand to ensure optimum penetration and sustained volume and share growth across multiple consumer segments. She will work closely with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure the superior execution of all marketing initiatives.

"We are thrilled to welcome Olga to the Heineken team," said Theodore. "Along with her extensive experience in consumer marketing and strong track record of reinvigorating brands, Olga brings a creativity, passion and an entrepreneurial spirit to her work that will help drive the iconic Heineken Lager brand to new heights in the U.S."

Heineken USA, a leading beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV. European brands imported into the United States include Heineken Lager, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale and Buckler nonalcoholic brew. Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Tecate Light, Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico.

19 Окт. 2011

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