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. ...
Beer market of Russia 2018
- General market picture
- Foreign trade setting records
- Demography as challenge to branding
- Aged consumer
- Declining of youth brands
- Nostalgia on trend
- DIOT feels at home
- 5.0 Original is the new face of import
- Positions of Market Leaders
- Carlsberg Group
- AB InBev Efes
- AB InBev
Ukrainian beer market 2018
- Better than yesterday
- Performance by value
- Positions of Ukrainian brewers
The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
SABMiller China Partner Said to Pick Banks to Advise on Snow JV
China Resources Beer picked advisers including HSBC Holdings Plc, Nomura Holdings Inc., Rothschild and UBS Group AG, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The state-backed company has been weighing a purchase of all or part of SABMiller’s 49 percent stake in China Resources Snow Breweries Co., maker of the world’s best-selling beer, people with knowledge of the matter said last month.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV may need to sell the stake in the brewer of Snow lager to secure Chinese antitrust approval for its 73 billion-pound ($109 billion) acquisition of SABMiller, which will create a beermaker controlling about half the industry’s profits. SABMiller’s stake in the Chinese venture could fetch as much as $3.6 billion, Nomura wrote in a Nov. 16 research report.
Frank Lai, China Resources Beer’s chief financial officer, declined to comment. Spokesmen for HSBC, Nomura and UBS declined to comment, while a representative for Rothschild didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
China Resources is seen as the logical buyer if AB InBev decides to sell, as it has a right of first refusal, people with knowledge of the matter said last month. AB InBev hasn’t yet decided whether it will sell the stake, and China Resources isn’t set on any particular course of action, the people said at the time.
Beer sales in China will expand 41 percent in the five years through 2019 to reach 683 billion yuan ($105 billion), according to a June report from research firm Euromonitor. SABMiller said its Chinese beverage volumes declined 3 percent in the first half of its fiscal year due to crimped consumer spending, even as China Resources Snow outperformed the market.
Snow beer, which had a 23 percent market share in China last year, outsells all other beers globally, Euromonitor data show. The partnership between SABMiller and China Resources, which began with two breweries in 1994, operates more than 90 breweries across China and employs more than 59,000 staff, according to SABMiller’s website.
22 Дек. 2015