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. ...
New Zeland. Beer ban follows brewery buyout
However, fellow Blenheim bar Dodsons St Beer Garden owner Dietmar Schnarre said he would continue to pour the popular Emerson's Bookbinder Ale as long as it retained its quality.
Many bars specialising in craft beers renounced their loyalty to the Dunedin-brewed beer after the company announced its deal with Japanese drinks giant Kirin, which owns Lion Nathan.
Secret Garden co-owner Frank Walker said the Maxwell Rd bar stocked New Zealand craft beers and believed Emerson's no longer fitted the category.
"Lion Nathan is part of a huge global conglomeration and to be perfectly honest I think they will ruin it [Emerson's beer]."
They have not had Emerson's on tap for a few months and would no longer stock the bottled Emerson's range, instead introducing Christchurch-brewed Matsons beer, he said.
Matsons gives 20 cents to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal for every 500ml bottle of Quake Lager sold.
Mr Schnarre said that while Lion Nathan's takeover of Emerson's had sparked heated debate among craft beer lovers, he would continue to stock it at Dodson's as one of their rotating range of craft draught beers.
"As long as the quality is retained, I will keep it. It's very popular."
Beer writer and international judge Geoff Griggs, of Blenheim, said it was understandable that bars which stocked beers from only independent brewers would disassociate from Emerson's following the change in ownership.
While some bars would drop the beer, Emerson's could become more widely available through Lion's distribution network.
"The flipside is that Lion now has access to one of New Zealand's greatest beers, and until Lion proves otherwise, I'm pretty optimistic about Emerson's future.
"Emerson's wouldn't have gone cheaply and the worst thing Lion could do would be to change the beer."
15 Ноя. 2012