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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.

$52 million investment — Molson Coors inaugurates new can line at Montreal brewery

Molson Coors today officially inaugurated a new can line at the Montreal brewery in the presence of company executives and Sam Hamad , Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Exports.

The Montreal brewer invested $52 million to equip the Montreal brewery with expanded can production capacity. More specifically, this investment provided for the addition of a 355 ml and 473 ml can line, 250 ml can production capability, as well as modernization of two bottling and kegging lines. The largest investment by Molson Coors in its Canadian breweries in 2011, it was also the largest at the company's Montreal brewery in over 25 years.

"This major investment in the modernization of our brewery, the pride of Montreal for the past 225 years, speaks to our commitment to the future of Molson Coors in Quebec , but more importantly to our willingness to consistently raise our standards and ensure that our Montreal facility remains a model of innovation," stated Dave Perkins , President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Canada .

These enhancements will enable Molson Coors to repatriate can production volume destined for the Quebec market, while ensuring the competitiveness of company facilities in Montreal . The additional can production capacity will also allow for the production, exclusively in Montreal , of the new Coors Light Iced T, due to launch across Canada in April.

Additionally, the setup of the new can line will make it possible to more rapidly achieve ambitious water and energy reduction targets set by Molson Coors, which has made responsible resource use a company priority. Indeed, the can line alone will enable Molson Coors to save 8.4 million litres of water in the coming year, the equivalent of sixteen Olympic-sized pools of water.

"We are understandably delighted with this announcement as the new leading edge equipment will enable Molson Coors' Montreal brewery to remain competitive. By increasing the productivity of its brewery, the company contributes to the growth of our economy," underscored Minister Hamad.

About Molson Coors Brewing Company

Molson Coors is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world's beer drinkers. The company brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon, and Keystone Light across the Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada , in the United Sates through Miller Coors, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland through Molson Coors (UK & Ireland ). Molson Coors is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company and our portfolio of brands, visit the company's website at www.molsoncoors.com.

21 Мар. 2012



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