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3-2019

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.

World of Beer To Open First International Location In China

World of Beer, the Tampa-based craft tavern concept featuring 550+ craft and international beers, today announced it has signed a franchise agreement to expand internationally for the first time. The new tavern will be located in Shanghai, China and is slated to open in the second quarter of this year. Franchisee Cong Yin and his two partners plan to open at least three locations in Shanghai over the next three years.

"I visited my first World of Beer in Tampa in 2013, and I knew right away Shanghai would be an ideal location to introduce the concept," said Yin. "At that time, the craft beer scene had just started to emerge in Shanghai, and the number of craft beer enthusiasts was increasing quite quickly. Because of this enthusiasm, and World of Beer's proven and successful franchise model, we knew the concept would be a perfect fit."

Yin's company, Zhejiang Suige Trade Company, LTD, will employ about 40 people at the first location, which will be located in the Shanghai French Concession area, a popular shopping and dining district for residents and tourists. The tavern will be similar to U.S. locations with slight variations to the design and menu items will include baby back ribs, Asian-style sesame salad, a variety of dry-rubbed chicken wing flavors suited to the local market and fruit-oriented desserts.

"We've been looking to expand internationally for a couple of years, but we wanted to wait for the perfect partner and ideal location to launch World of Beer's international expansion on the right foot," said Paul Avery, CEO and president of World of Beer. "The new Shanghai tavern demonstrates how World of Beer's devotion to local craft beer and its tavern fare menu translates well across cultures. We are confident that the concept will continue to grow overseas and look forward to introducing our brand to residents in Shanghai and markets such as India and the Philippines later this year."

Since opening the doors to its first location in Tampa, Fla., in 2007, World of Beer has grown to 75 locations in 20 states across the U.S. Last year alone, the company entered several new markets, including New Orleans and Kentucky. Led by veterans of the restaurant and beer industry, World of Beer's leadership team drives the brand's success. The company's executives bring a diversity of knowledge and experience from past roles with organizations such as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, P.F. Chang's China Bistro and MillerCoors. With Avery spearheading the brand's future growth, World of Beer plans to have more than 100 taverns open worldwide by the end of 2016.

25 Мар. 2016

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