New three-year cycle kicks off with BrauBeviale 2018

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How time flies! The scheduled break in the BrauBeviale cycle is already over and preparations for the next three-year programme, specifically the first event in Nuremberg on 13 to 15 November 2018, are already in full swing. Visitors will follow a new route along the process chain for beverage production at the world’s most important capital goods fair this year. (more…)

Beer Business #2-2018. Leaders’ Plays and Regionals’ Shares

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The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. (more…)

Oiltech Pavilion at drink technology India 2018

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  • Oiltech Pavilion powered by oils+fats introduced at drink technology India
  • Growth in vegetable oil and lubricants positions India as third largest lubricants market (The Telegraph India)

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Beer Business #1-2018. Russian beer producers (catalogue/database)

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“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.

The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. (more…)

First brew already in April – Revolutionary brewhouse design is implemented for the first time in the Schlossbrauerei Reckendorf

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With NESSIE by ZIEMANN, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH, Ludwigsburg has developed a revolutionary mash filtration process, which at the same time opens the door to a completely new process of wort production. The brewing process OMNIUM by ZIEMANN, which celebrated its world premiere at the drinktec 2017, is the result of interdisciplinary research and development work and is now being implemented for the first time in a new brewhouse. This pioneering role is taken by the medium-sized Reckendorf brewery in Franconia. (more…)

Micro Matic launches keg coupler for keykeg

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After recently expanding its presence in the North American beverage market, Lightweight Containers BV, the company behind the innovative UniKeg and KeyKeg one-way kegs, has announced a strategic agreement with Micro Matic, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of keg valves and dispensing equipment. This agreement is set to begin March 1, 2018 (more…)