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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.

Philippines. Business units boost San Miguel core profit to P31.1B at end-Sept.

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) booked a 54-percent year-on-year growth in core net profit to P31.1 billion at the end of September, bolstered by higher earnings across its food, beverage, power generation and oil businesses.

Including extraordinary items, SMC’s reported net income surged by 125 percent year-on-year to P43 billion for the nine-month period.

Earlier this year, SMC sold its telecommunication assets to PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, giving up an earlier bid to compete in this business.

In a press statement on Friday, SMC reported that operating income reached P73.2 billion, 24 percent higher year-on-year as core beverage, food and packaging businesses all maintained growth momentum.

Group-wide sales eased by 1 percent year-on-year to P498.3 billion.

Beer unit San Miguel Brewery grew its net profit by 22 percent to P12.2 billion on the back of an 18-percent growth in net sales to P69.3 billion. Hard liquor unit Ginebra San Miguel also jacked up its net profit to P238 million from a meager P9 million a year ago.

Food unit San Miguel Pure Foods Co. Inc. grew its net profit by 29 percent to P3.75 billion while net sales rose by 5 percent to P80.58 billion.

SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. grew its net profit by 320 percent to P5.74 billion while Petron Corp. posted a 47 percent increase in net profit to P7.43 billion.

SMC also announced a plan to raise as much as P60 billion from an offering of new bonds under the shelf registration facility. It aims to initially offer P20 billion worth of bonds.

11 Ноя. 2016



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