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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.

India. Sidhartha Mallya steps down as United Breweries Holdings director

United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd (UBHL) said on Friday that Sidhartha Mallya, a non-executive, non-independent director of the company, has left his post with effect from 31 March. UBHL announced the exit of chairman Vijay Mallya’s son in a filing to the BSE.

The announcement came two days after Vijay Mallya offered to pay as much as Rs6,000 crore to settle Rs9,091 crore of dues owed to banks by his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

Vijay Mallya resigned from the board of United Spirits Ltd on 25 February in exchange for a severance payment of $75 million by Diageo Plc.

He left for an overseas destination on 2 March.

Kingfisher creditors have approached the Supreme Court and debt recovery tribunal in Bengaluru to force him to pay the dues of Kingfisher Airlines which was grounded in 2012.

Sidhartha Mallya has cornered some blame for the Kingfisher Airlines fiasco. The airline was supposedly a gift by Vijay Mallya to his son on his 18th birthday—a perception that the Mallyas have tried to dispel.

“So ppl still believe this whole thing that it was a ‘BIRTHDAY gift’??! Really???!”, Sidhartha Mallya tweeted on 30 March while replying to angry tweets that he should be also held responsible for mismanaging Kingfisher Airlines.

Vijay Mallya took to Twitter to defend his son.

“My son Sid @sidmallya does not deserve all this abuse as he had nothing to do with my business. Slam me if you must but not a young man.”, Vijay Mallya tweeted on 30 March.

4 Апр. 2016

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