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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. Govt to ban pitchers, beer to be served only in pints and mugs from Jan 1

Inspired by its recent step of invalidating 500 and 1000 rupee notes to curb black money, the government today announced that it would be soon working on banning pitchers for serving beer. However, pint and mug sizes will continue to be available for serving.

“Youth might lead protests against pitcher ban soon.”“Youth might lead protests against pitcher ban soon.”
All India Bars Association (AIBA) has expressed its dissatisfaction saying any step to reduce the pitcher’s size or banning it completely will result in huge business losses and hit the popularity of bars and pubs.

beer-pitcher-blk-356x356Speaking to Faking News, owner of Kickass pub said, “The number of PYTs visiting our pub is huge. When bartender gets them their favorite beer in a pitcher, the excitement in their eyes is incomparable. Pints and mugs are good, but they are meant for making the middle-aged temporarily feel that they’re still young. If pitchers are banned, there won’t be any enthusiasm left in the young to have beer, and the beverage industry will be at a loss.”

We spoke to a government official to know his view on the impending ban on pitchers. He said, “Kids are boozing a lot these days, way greater than their capacity. The lesser the beer, the lesser will be their chances of getting caught by parents. In a way, youth is also going to benefit from this move.”

Meanwhile, the opposition has slammed the government’s decision to ban pitchers, and said the youth are going to lose their #RightToPitchers. As per our sources, prominent leaders from the opposition were seen distributing pitchers to college students while cursing the government for such an anti-youth move.

15 Ноя. 2016

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