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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. AB InBev appoints Pedro Aidar as its Business Unit India president

Aidar has been with maker of Budweiser and Corona beer for over 15 years and previously held the position of vice president - finance for APAC region based out of Shanghai, after which he moved to India last year.

World's largest brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed Pedro Aidar as the president for business unit that includes India and other south Asian countries. The development follows the Belgian-Brazilian beverage giant's acquisition of SABMiller Plc with proposed plans to restructure management team and make key appointments for the combined group globally.

Aidar has been with maker of Budweiser and Corona beer for over 15 years and previously held the position of vice president - finance for APAC region based out of Shanghai, after which he moved to India last year.

"The combination of SABMiller and AB InBev businesses in India is extremely complementary, resulting in a portfolio of local and global brands spanning the different segments of the local beer market. The beverage industry in India represents a fantastic business opportunity and I am personally very excited about the prospects of our new combined group", Aidar said.

The new business unit India would be headquartered in Bangalore and reporting into Jan Craps, Zone President for Asia Pacific South, based out of Melbourne, Australia.

AB InBev and SABMiller expect to close the $100 billion-plus merger on Oct 10 to create a global beer giant with more than 400 brands and a more than a quarter of the world's beer market share.

Within India AB InBev has been a fringe player in the market where leader United Breweries controls about half the beer market with 51% share while SabMiller that sell brands such as Haywards and Knockout has 23% share followed by Carlsberg that controls nearly 15% of the market. Just over a year ago, the company parted ways with its New Delhi-based joint venture partner RJ Corp to operate a wholly owned subsidiary - Crown Beers India.

The Indian operations now have a team of over 325 people with flagship brand Budweiser brewed locally out of two manufacturing locations in Telangana and Maharashtra. The portfolio in India also includes imported international brands such as Stella Artois, Leffe, Corona and Hoegaarden, which are mainly restricted in the premium end beer in a country where mass and strong beer segment dominate nearly 80% of the overall segment.

12 Сен. 2016



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