Beer market of Russia 2018
- General market picture
- Foreign trade setting records
- Demography as challenge to branding
- Aged consumer
- Declining of youth brands
- Nostalgia on trend
- DIOT feels at home
- 5.0 Original is the new face of import
- Positions of Market Leaders
- Carlsberg Group
- AB InBev Efes
- AB InBev
Ukrainian beer market 2018
- Better than yesterday
- Performance by value
- Positions of Ukrainian brewers
The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. ...
AB InBev, others mull bid for StarBev — sources
A deal could be valued at roughly $3 billion, The Wall Street Journal said in its online edition.
CVC Capital Partners has owned the brewer since buying it from AB InBev in December 2009. CVC declined to comment.
This is an asset for sale in a rapidly consolidating industry where there are few, one source said. "CVC wants to sell," said the source, who declined to be named. The source was not authorized to speak to the media.
Other brewers expected to weigh an offer for the business include SABMiller PLC, Carlsberg A/S and Heineken NV, as well as Molson Coors Brewing Co of the United States and Japan's Asahi, and other private-equity firms, The Wall Street Journal said.
A second source, who also declined to be named, said some potential bidders like SABMiller and Heineken may face antitrust issues if they pursue StarBev.
That source also questioned whether ABInBev would want to acquire the business again after shedding it in 2009.
Molson Coors and SABMiller declined to comment. Asahi, SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken and ABInBev could not be immediately reached for comment. StarBev also was not immediately available for comment.
Meanwhile, ABInBev and Tsingtao Brewery are among several companies weighing an offer for the brewery operations of China's Kingway Brewery Holdings Ltd, the newspaper said.
Tsingtao and Kingway were not immediately available for comment.
23 Фев. 2012