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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

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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