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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.

Thailand. Sermsuk’s major shareholder sells its stake to So Water for $277m

Thai Beverage Logistics has sold its 64.66-per-cent stake in soft drink maker Sermsuk Pcl to So Water Co Ltd for 9.97 billion baht ($277 million), according to Sermsuk’s statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

The share divestment is a part of the internal shareholding restructuring process of Thai Beverage Plc, which wholly owns Thai Beverage Logistics and So Water direct and indirectly, respectively.

Thai Beverage Logistics has divested at the selling price of 58 baht per share, higher than the closing price at 51 baht per share today.

Founded by beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadanabhakdi, Thai Beverage has become one of the major beverage conglomerates in Thailand, a direct competitor with Singha Corp.

Sermsuk, which was established in 1952, had been an exclusive distributor of Pepsi brands until it terminated its contracts with the United States beverage giant and was taken over by Thai Beverage in 2011.

Thai Beverage, whose brands include Chang beer, Sangsom rum and the Oishi chain of Japanese restaurants, acquired Sermsuk at that time with a view to expand the non-alcoholic product portfolio and broaden its logistic network to traditional trade.

The second largest shareholder in Sermsuk is SS National Logistics, which holds 21.14 per cent, followed by DBS Bank sharing 4.70 per cent.

29 Дек. 2015



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