Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe 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 brandsIn 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 2019During 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.
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. ...
Pentair to Showcase Innovations at Food & Drink Technology Trade Fair in Africa
The company, a global water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection partner, offers industry leading products, services and solutions to address the world’s growing needs at the nexus of food, water and energy.
“With the rapid growth in the African middle class, there is a greater demand for local food and beverage processing than ever before,” said Olaf M?ller, Vice President Pentair Food & Beverage. “We look forward to the opportunity to highlight how our innovations can help food and beverage makers minimize resource use—including reducing energy and water consumption—while providing greater flexibility and quality assurance.”
The ‘food & drink technology Africa’ trade fair will focus on all aspects of the food and drink processing value chain.
Pentair will highlight a wide array of food and beverage solutions, including hygienic, aseptic and industrial valves and components; membrane technology for water and beer purification and filtration; continuous beverage processing; beverage dispensing equipment; carbon dioxide (CO2) systems; quality control equipment; microfiltration and biogas upgrading.
Expanded Regional Presence Serves Local Customers Pentair’s presence in Africa includes not only its Food & Beverage business, but also its businesses that serve the energy, industrial and residential industries:
• Drawing on the combined resources and expertise within its Food & Beverage business, Pentair was
recently awarded a contract to supply a complete cold block processing solution for a major brewery in
Ethiopia with an annual beer production of 2 million hectoliters.
• Pentair’s Valves & Controls business supplies critical valves and actuators to the oil and gas industry
across the continent, as well as to a major copper mine in Democratic Republic of the Congo and major
gold mines in Ghana.
• Pentair’s Aquatic Systems business works with leading retailers in South Africa to sell and distribute its
broad range of products including pool cleaners, pumps, filters, lights and tools.
• Pentair’s Technical Solutions business provides heat tracing systems for long pipeline heating applications
as well as enclosure solutions to customers in Africa.
Pentair’s expansion in Africa includes the opening of a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya in Spring 2014. The office
will allow the company to provide local insights and support, as well as provide customers access to Pentair’s
diverse portfolio of products, solutions and services from all of its businesses.
The Nairobi office will also serve as a centralized hub for Pentair’s community outreach efforts in Eastern Africa.
Pentair is working with groups including The Nature Conservancy, Action Against Hunger and Shining Hope for
Communities to bring sustainable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to communities throughout the region.
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Pentair Ltd. (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of $7.5 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.
19 Мар. 2014