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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.

Creative Business Ideas in Indonesia: Beer Delivery Service

Since April 2015 sales of alcoholic beverages in kiosks or minimarkets in Indonesia are forbidden. Previously, light alcoholic beverages, such as beer or breezers, could be bought in these shops that have mushroomed in Indonesian cities. This was bad news for producers of light alcoholic beverages because it was made less easy to buy an alcoholic beverage.

For such a drink you now have to go to the (licensed) supermarkets and hypermarkets or visit a cafe or restaurant. This increases the distance you need to travel for a drink or - when drinking in a cafe or restaurant - it becomes much more expensive.

In an effort to adjust to the new regulatory environment and generate new revenue streams, local alcoholic beverage producers, including Multi Bintang Indonesia, started to offer alcohol-free beers to customers in the minimarkets and kiosks. Others detected another interesting and original opportunity brought about by this new regulation: the beer delivery service. Those consumers who enjoy a beer but are reluctant to travel the distance to the nearest hypermarket can simply use a local delivery service. In Jakarta there are now a couple of these delivery services - 'Bir Delivery', 'Beer on the Way', and 'Your Beer is Here' - and which have gained popularity.

These delivery services do not purchase the product in hypermarkets but make a deal with the local beer distributor and then either bring the products to the consumer using their own means of transportation or - if the service does not have a fleet of motorcycles - it uses the service provided by Go-Jek, a motorcycle taxi ordered through an online application on the smartphone. After Jakarta, these beer delivery services have also spread to Bandung (West Java) and on the island of Bali.

he Your Beer is Here delivery service receives around eight orders per day, on average. Per order a minimum purchase of IDR 200,000 (approx. USD $15) is required. As such, revenue is estimated at around IDR 48 million (approx. USD $3,600) per month; a good figure for a small local entrepreneur (these beer delivery services are set up by small entrepreneurs operating from, for example, a simple boarding house). Net profit is estimated at approximately IDR 5 million per month. The Your Beer is Here delivery service now has 12 employees.

Ban on Sales of Alcoholic Drinks in Minimarkets

Last year, the Indonesian government unveiled Trade Regulation No. 06/M-DAG/PER/1/2015 on the Control and Supervision of Procurement, Distribution, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages. This regulation prohibits the sale of beverages that have an alcohol content ranging between 1 to 5 percent (so-called "type A alcoholic drinks") in minimarkets and kiosks. Per April 2015 these light alcoholic beverages can only be bought in the (licensed) supermarkets and hypermarkets. However, the new regulation also provides exemptions for the sale of alcoholic beverages for customary uses, tourism, religious rituals, the pharmacy industry, and in places authorized by law.

The government implemented the ban to “protect the morals and culture of Indonesian society” as it had become very easy for schoolchildren or students to buy light-alcoholic beverages (such as beer and breezers) due to the high number of minimarkets and kiosks in Indonesia. Moreover, there exists a negative attitude towards alcohol in Muslim-majority Indonesia as consumption of intoxicants (including alcohol) is generally forbidden (haram). However, as Indonesia contains millions of nominal Muslims (who do not follow Islamic principles strictly), beer consumption had risen in recent years, especially in the urban regions as it had become part of the urban lifestyle.

25 Мар. 2016

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