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. ...
Isaac Sheps to become CEO of Baltika Breweries and Senior Vice President of Eastern European region, Carlsberg Group
Commenting on this announcement, J?rgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO Carlsberg Group, said:
"Anton Artemiev and his management team have developed Baltika into a clear market leader within the industry and, despite challenging market conditions, Baltika is in a good position to profit from the exciting growth opportunities that Russia has to offer.
Isaac has a great track record at Carlsberg, both in South East Europe and the UK, and I am confident that his strong leadership skills; operational focus; and his diverse, international experience will serve us well at Baltika and across the Eastern European region."
Isaac Sheps joined Carlsberg UK in October 2008 and has been successful in turning the UK business around to a point where it is has tripled its profits while growing market share from 13% to more than 15%, at a time when the UK beer market has been in decline. In 2010, the Carlsberg brand family became the largest off-trade beer brand in the UK. During his previous three years as CEO of Carlsberg in South East Europe, the business managed to premiumise mainstream brands, grow volumes by over 40%, increase average net sales/HL by over 30%, resulting in a five-fold increase in earnings.
Isaac Sheps added: "This is an exciting prospect and I look forward to ensuring that Baltika continues to deliver a very positive contribution to the Carlsberg Group."
Isaac Sheps was born on 26 March 1949 in Romania. He was educated in industrial engineering and management and holds an MBA and PhD in economics.
Isaac started his career in the brewing industry 1998 as President and CEO of United Romanian Breweries. In 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carlsberg Bulgaria, Carlsberg Serbia and Carlsberg Croatia. In 2006 he became CEO of Carlsberg Serbia. Through 2007- 2008 Isaac was in charge of covering 7 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro holding the position of CEO Carlsberg South Europe. In October 2008 he was appointed CEO Carlsberg UK.
Before these positions in the beer industry Dr. Isaac Sheps hold several top management positions in the electronic and electro-optic industries.
Dr. Isaac Sheps is a known expert in Quality Management. For the last 17 years he has been a member of the international committee ISO/TC176, responsible for preparing the ISO 9000 family of standards.
27 Окт. 2011