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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.

New Semi-Dark Beer From Radegast Is Bitter Just Right

Master brewers from Radegast brewery have created the first semi-dark beer in the brewery’s history. Radegast Gloomy Bitter lager will be officially introduced to stores on December 3rd, the 42nd anniversary of the first batch ever brewed in No?ovice brewery. The new semi-dark lager is notable for its distinguished bitterness that is so typical for all Radegast beers. A unique combination of malts and a higher rate of hops gives it an unmistakable taste and amber colour. This seasonal batch will be on draft in hundreds of pubs around Moravia, and it will be available bottled in stores as well.

Radegast Gloomy Bitter continues the tradition of the successful, limited edition Extra Bitter lager that the brewery has already brewed twice. ”The good taste and excellent bitterness are attributes that Radegast fans expect from their beer. The semi-dark lager fulfils these requirements to the fullest; moreover, it is has a pleasant malt taste and rich amber colour. Gloomy Bitter is definitely one of the bitterest semi-dark beers in our country,” said Ivo Ka??k, manager of Radegast brewery.

Radegast Gloomy Bitter is being introduced to the market by the brewery as a seasonal product. Pub keepers will have it on draught across the entire Moravia region. The list of participating pubs is available at www.radegast.cz. The bottled beer will also be available in stores.

The semi-dark lager will be launched in a nontraditional way at several places in Moravia. In selected pubs, members of extra league teams from V?tkovice, T?inec, and Zl?n, and the premiere league team from Olomouc will serve the beer to fans for the first time. The first event will take place in Ostrava pub Assen on Wednesday, December 5th, at 6:00 pm, when Michal Barinka, Ond?ej Roman, and Roman Szturc will start draughting the beer.

Notes for editors:

- One of the most modern Czech breweries, Radegast has been producing beer since 1970.
- Radegast brewery has been a part of the Plze?sk? Prazdroj comp. since 1999.
- With total sales of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2011 (including licensed production abroad) and with exports to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plze?sk? Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plze?sk? Prazdroj Inc. is a member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller portfolio includes important international Brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful regional and national brands.

3 Дек. 2012

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