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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.

Heineken N.V. to nominate Henk Scheffers as Supervisory Board member

Heineken N.V. announced today that it will propose to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders on 25 April 2013 that Mr. Henk Scheffers be appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. If approved, Mr. Scheffers will join the Audit Committee.

Mr. Scheffers, 65, is a Dutch citizen and was until 2007 CFO and member of the Board of Directors of SHV Holdings. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1999, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Leaseplan Corporation. Mr. Scheffers started his career as Control Project Leader at Deloitte (1966-1974). In 1974 he joined Royal Bunge as Internal Auditor. After becoming the European Controller he was appointed President of Royal Bunge in 1982, a position he held until 1993.

Mr. Scheffers is a chartered accountant and holds the following supervisory board seats (or non-executive seats) in large Dutch entities:

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aalberts Industries N.V.
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group N.V.
Member of the Supervisory Board of AON Groep Nederland B.V.
Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
His other positions are:

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flint Holding N.V.
Chairman of the Investment Committee of NPM Capital N.V.
In order to comply with the Dutch Act on Management and Supervision (Wet Bestuur en Toezicht) in relation to the maximum number of supervisory board seats and non-executive board seats, Mr. Scheffers will, prior to his appointment, relinquish one of his supervisory board seats.

Subject to approval of the AGM on 25 April 2013, the composition of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. will then be as follows:

Hans Wijers (chairman)
Jos? Antonio Fern?ndez Carbajal (vice–chairman)
Maarten Das (delegated member)
Michel de Carvalho
Jan Maarten de Jong
Annemiek Fentener van Vlissingen
Mary Minnick
Christophe Navarre
Javier Astaburuaga Sanjin?s
Henk Scheffers

22 Янв. 2013



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