Where is the non-alcoholic beer market heading to? Companies and brands. Baltika as a democratic leader. Heineken – how do you shake up the market and shove up the competitors. AB InBev Efes – premium corner. Non-alcoholic import beer. Non-alcoholic beer - Who drinks it? General conclusions. Summer beer. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2020” includes 1285 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft breweries.This issue has 171 more breweries compared to 2018 (155 business have been excluded and 326 have been included).Starting from 2019, FTS has been publishing data on excise payments by brewers (delayed by 1.5 years), that can be translated into beer equivalent for most of producers.Depending on the volumes, we ranked the brewers that provided information by 6 groups (see pic.). At one end of the production spectrum there are 2/3 of breweries outputting less than 10 thousand decaliters. Their net share amounts to as little as 0.2% of the total beer output volume. On the other end there are 6 federal groups accounting for almost 80%. ...
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.
Kenya’s EABL bets on canned beer to beat new rules
Nearly a year ago, the east African nation enacted the alcohol control act, cutting operating hours for bars and nightspots, curbing the previously unrestricted sale of alcohol in outlets like supermarkets and imposing heavy fines for offenders.
Consumers responded by starting to purchase alcohol for use at home to beat the restrictions, which many analysts expected to hurt sales for EABL, the biggest company in the region by market value.
"What we have discovered is the growth in traffic into supermarkets by people wanting to buy and take their drinks home so we are introducing cans effective next year in March," Seni Adetu told Reuters.
Although the brewer sells selected brands in cans, they are only available in 340 millilitre quantities as opposed to 500 millilitres for bottles. Adetu said all brands would be produced in cans of 500 millilitres, without disclosing the amount that would be invested in the packaging line.
EABL, which is controlled by Diageo Plc, sells spirits like Johnnie Walker whisky and leads in the beer market with brands such as Tusker and Pilsner.
EABL took a loan from Diageo to purchase back a 20 percent stake in its subsidiary Kenya Breweries Limited from Diageo's rival SABMiller, following its decision last year to terminate a partnership with SABMiller in Tanzania.
During that complex manoeuvre designed to give it a larger share of the fast-growing market, EABL bought a controlling stake in a small Tanzanian brewer called Serengeti and offered its 20 percent stake in SABMiller's Tanzania Breweries Limited to the public.
Adetu said the buyback of the shares in Kenya Breweries Limited had been completed without stating the value of the deal that some analysts had been expecting to be funded through a cash call.
The company also operates in Uganda and exports products to Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. It expects those markets to grow faster than Kenya, reducing the home market's contribution to the firm's future earnings, Adetu said.
It plans to increase sales of spirits in the region, Adetu said, adding that spirits offered better margins than beer.
"We have got such a big opportunity in spirits everywhere in the region, we haven't really scratched the surface of the opportunity. The only way for spirits is up," he said.
Sales of spirits in Kenya grew during the firm's financial year ended last June, thanks to consumption by upper and middle income segments, but the firm wants to drive sales in its other markets.
Adetu said that rising competition in Kenya from smaller brewers and imports of beers like Heineken did not pose a huge challenge to the market.
"We haven't seen a material impact on our business but we are conscious of the need to protect our brands from an investment standpoint to ensure we do not lose market share to the competition," he said.
29 Ноя. 2011