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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.

US. New brewery to focus on lagers

A new beer will soon join Portland's growing batch of homegrown brews, but this one is a bit different.

Tom Bull and Alan Jagger have launched Bull Jagger Brewing Co. in a 1,500-square-foot facility in Portland's Riverside Industrial Park to make lagers, which they say is rare among microbrews.

"Tom and I love lagers," Jagger says. "And we saw a void. Most of the microbrews are making ales, and we thought Maine could use a new lager."

The difference between lagers and ales lies in the yeast strains used and the temperatures at which the yeast ferments, according to Bull.

The men are starting their business, at 1 Industrial Way, by making one beer, called Portland Lager, which will go on sale in the next couple of weeks, the owners say. They're planning to introduce it at Portland's Harvest on the Harbor Oct. 20-22, an annual festival of local food and drink.

Bull Jagger will try to take advantage of the national trend of rising microbrew sales. Maine now has about 25 microbreweries, according to the Maine Brewer's Guild, with a handful starting up just in the last two years. The sector is growing quickly, posting a 12% increase in sales nationwide in the first half of 2010, compared to 9% growth during the same period in 2009, according to the Brewers Association, a national trade group.

Bull says he's been brewing beers locally for about 20 years, working with some of Portland's breweries. Jagger describes himself as an entrepreneur who tasted Bull's lager recipe and fell in love with it.

In time, they say they'll introduce other German lagers, such as a schwarzbier, or black beer. "We'll exploit our unique niche of a lager," Jagger says.

The two hope to sell 400 barrels of beer their first year, or roughly 90,000 bottles. Their beer will be sold at restaurants, bars and high-end retail shops, and will be distributed by Mariner Distributors in Portland.

19 Окт. 2011

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