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. ...
India. Vijay Mallya, not Heineken has the right to choose UB’s successor
Diageo, which controls United Spirits, recently reached a $75 million agreement with Mallya for his exit from the company. Mallya is under pressure from lenders and investigative agencies over more than Rs 9,000 crore in dues stemming from loans to Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier he promoted.
Heineken now has a 43 per cent stake in UB compared with Mallya's 32 per cent in 2009, both had 37.5 per cent each. After raising its stake recently to 42.2 per cent for 24 million euros, Heineken said the move would not change UB's governance structure. However, analysts said the deal is being regarded by many as a possible move to take control of UB.
To be sure, relations between Mallya and Heineken are said to be cordial in the absence of any ownership or financial tussle between the two, said people aware of the matter. It's also understood that Mallya's chairmanship will remain unchallenged even if his stake fell.
The situation may change if regulatory issues arise over his continuance as chairman, said one of the persons cited above.
"If the regulator challenges his role at UB, that is the only time Heineken will take a call," the person said. "And that would call for reworking the agreement."
The Dutch company has first right of refusal on any shares that may be sold by Mallya or pledged equity that lenders may want to dispose of, according to an informal understanding, said people aware of the matter.
28 Мар. 2016