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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. United Breweries Holdings Ltd appoints Ajay Kumar Vijay new CFO

nited Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL), the holding company of former liquor baron Vijay Mallya's UB Group, said it appointed Ajay Kumar Vijay chief financial officer with effect from April 20.
Vijay succeeds Ravi Nedungadi, who retired last month after reaching prescribed retirement age.

Mall"The Board of Directors at their meeting held on April 20, 2016 have also appointed Mr Ajay Kumar Vijay, CFO as a Key Managerial Personnel by passing a resolution as required under Section 203 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013," the company said in a filing with the BSE on Thursday.

The move comes at a time when quite a few senior management have stepped down amidst growing scrutiny of the company and courts have begun hearings of winding up against UBHL and now defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA).

Mallya's son Siddharth, who was a non-executive, non-independent director of the company, stepped down last month. Mallya and the promoter group continue to hold 52.34% shares of UBHL.

UBHL, which has been declared a wilful defaulter by State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and United Bank of India, is contesting the winding up petitions in the Karnataka High Court.

Vijay Mallya, who is currently staying in the UK, is being probed my multiple agencies across the country due to his alleged non-payment of loans related to Kingfisher. Earlier this month, the lenders consortium turned down his offer to repay Rs.4,000 crore to settle the debts of KFA. He also offered to pay an additional Rs.2,000 crore if he won a pending lawsuit against an aircraft engine maker.

22 Апр. 2016

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