RPT-Kirin to set up China drinks JV with China Resources

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Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings (2503.T) said on Monday it has agreed to establish a joint venture with China’s top beer maker China Resources Enterprise (0291.HK), to produce and distribute beverages in the country. (more…)

Czech Republic: Budweiser Budvar announces record high in last year’s beer exports

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Budweiser Budvar has exported a total of 604,791 hectoliters of beer, in 58 countries around the world, representing an annual increase of 4.3%, the state-owned brewery said on Thursday. The exported beer volume was the highest during the 115 year history of the brewery. This result is very remarkable regarding the overall market situation. According to the Czech Beer and Malt Association total beer exports from the Czech Republic declined by 12% in 2010. Budweiser Budvar last year significantly strengthened its position as a leading exporter, it said. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #4-2010

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Kvass production and market in Russia Read this article (with Google translator) Catalogue of Russian Kvass Producers The leading kvass producers in Russia. Registration data, addresses, management and sale proceeds in 2007-2009. 130 enterprises in list. Central region Northwest region South region North-Caucasian region Volga region Ural region Siberian region Far East region Read this article (with Google translator) International Conference ZIP Brew World 2010 From 15 to 17 of October “Juzovsky Brewery” in Donetsk hosted The First International Conference ZIP Brew World. Brewing experts from Europe and CIS countries took part in the event. Read this article (with Google translator) The Survey of Beer Consumption in Ukraine In August 2010 company GFK Ukraine carried out a comprehensive survey of public opinion and received very interesting to our mind results concerning beer consumption in Ukraine. On the basis of the survey data one can do comparative analysis of consumers by age and gender as well as by the region they live in and the income level. The goal of the survey is to study the attitude to beer and its consumption peculiarities in Ukraine. We publish the presented results unexpurgated. Read this article (with Google translator)

drinktec: New ‘Flow’ sets the sector in motion

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The slogan for drinktec is ‘Go with the flow’. It?s a rallying call for all those who want to be part of the global network in the beverages and liquid food industry and be present at its strongest and most go-ahead platform for new business: drinktec. This event, the ‘World?s Leading Trade Fair for Beverage and Liquid Food Technology’, unites the entire sector. It gets things moving, it keeps them going forward, and every four years it virtually re-invents the industry. The fair?s ‘Flow’ visual captures this spirit. Now this key visual has itself been given an update. The new ‘Flow’ will be supporting the marketing campaign for drinktec 2013. (more…)

RASTAL at Brau Beviale 2010

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RASTAL at Brau Beviale 2010
Ideas to make beer even more enjoyable
“Monaco” glasses made perfect for the senses (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #3-2010

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Beer market of Russia 2010 The brewing industry development and the dynamics of the Russian beer market in 2010 have been considerably different from other regions of Eastern Europe. While the markets of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus started going out of the recession, Russia saw one more curve down and Russian brewing companies have reduced their sales both by volume and by value. There was a detention of recession as negative consequences of the economic crisis were aggravated by a sudden fall of beer affordability. This was caused by excise rate growth which has risen by 200% to 9 rubles per 1 liter since January 2010. The branch economy: dramatic excise change Raw materials markets Market segmentation Beer sorts Companies' positions   Carlsberg   AB InBev   Heineken   Efes   SABMiller Read this article Beer market of Ukraine 2010 In 2010 the Ukrainian beer market has stabilized but the recession changed the sale structure of the leading producers notably. The market has become more polarized and dynamic, we saw new economy and premium brands. The leaders’ reaction to the trends were different which yielded different results, and in general small breweries showed a good sale increase. The market analysis Leading…