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. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms.The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
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. ...
MillerCoors Q4 up on price rises and savings
The combined U.S. operations of SABMiller Plc (SAB.L) and Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP.N), with brands such as Miller Lite and Coors Light, said on Thursday underlying net income in the October-December quarter was $194 million, with net sales up 2 percent at $1.75 billion.
"By raising the bar on execution, increasing net revenue per barrel and over-delivering on our synergy and cost savings goal, we grew underlying profit in a tough year," said MillerCoors Chief Executive Tom Long in a results statement.
He added that in 2011 the group grew Coors Light to be the nation's second biggest beer brand, surpassing Budweiser for the first time ever and now second only to Bud Light.
The company, formed in July 2008, said cumulative cost savings from bringing Miller and Coors together had reached $765 million as it topped its $750 million cost savings target at the end of 2011, one year ahead of originally planned.
The brewer has a U.S. beer market share of nearly 30 percent behind Budweiser-brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's (ABI.BR) share of almost 50 percent. Molson Coors, with its main operations in the U.S., Canada and Britain, is due to report later on Thursday.
Last month, SABMiller reported a 3 percent rise in its October-December quarter global underlying beer volumes, while in the United States sales to retailers at MillerCoors fell 3.3 percent.
SABMiller shares were 1.4 percent off at 2,528 pence in London by 1220 GMT.
SABMiller, the world's No 2 brewer behind AB InBev, has been busy deal-making recently, buying Australian brewer Foster's in December for $11.9 billion, planning to swap its Russian and Ukrainian units for 24 percent of Turkey's Anadolu Efes (AEFES.IS), and in January saying it would be keen to buy Castel's African brewing business in a potential $10 billion deal after forging closer ties with the private French group.
20 Фев. 2012