Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy – on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing Industry

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A meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing. (more…)

drink technology India strengthens its position as business and knowledge platform for the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food industry

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9,925 visitors, 201 exhibitors and a total floorspace of 11,400 square meters (gross)—these are the figures achieved by drink technology India (Messe München), co-located with pacprocess and food pex India (Messe Düsseldorf). The growth of drink technology India remains strong. The trade fair that is taking place in a yearly rotation between Mumbai and New Delhi is now well established in the Indian Capital. The supporting program was expanded and addressed all segments and topics of the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry in conferences and seminars. Together with its partners, drink technology India underlines its status as India’s leading knowledge platform. (more…)

LEFF® technology from GEA saves up to 90 percent on cleaning media

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LEFF stands for Low Emission Flip Flop. The LEFF® function is integrated in the T.VIS® A-15 valve control head and can be easily activated. The intermittent movement of the valve disk significantly improves cleaning efficiency. GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof Valves and thus the LEFF® technology are used in hygienic beverage and dairy processes and even meet the strict requirements of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). Staggered CIP cleaning of the individual housings means these valves can be used around the clock, without ever having to entirely shut down production. (more…)

GEA improves shelf life of beverages and dairy products with the D-tec® double-chamber valve D/DV

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Gea completes its D-tec valve range with the double-chamber valve D/DV. The valve is a special double-seat valve in which the leakage chamber is designed as a sterile chamber and hermetically separated from the environment by two side valves. The sealing properties of the stem diaphragm make it possible to increase the shelf life of soft drinks, fruit juices, milk-based and lactic acid fermented products. If manufacturers adapt the process chain accordingly, D-tec® enables them to achieve the desired shelf life of a product even with fewer preservatives. The diaphragms are made of a thermoplastic that is more flexible than stainless steel. (more…)

BrauBeviale 2019: “The Place To Be” for the international beverage sector

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A perfect atmosphere at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre: Between 12 and 14 November 2019, BrauBeviale once again became the focal point of the international beverage industry. About 40,000 trade visitors (2018: 40,882), including around 18,000 from outside Germany, travelled to the most important international capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry this year. With 1,088 exhibitors, 54 percent from outside Germany, the exhibition provided an opportunity to learn all about the beverage manufacture process chain: high-quality raw materials, innovative technologies and components, efficient and sustainable packaging, and creative marketing ideas. Once again this year, the exhibition had the key theme of “Future viability of the beverage sector”. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #3-2019

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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…

Beer Business #3-2019. Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

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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. (more…)

Beer Business #3-2019. Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

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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. (more…)

Beer Business #3-2019. Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

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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. (more…)

Alfa Laval at BrauBeviale 2019 – Taste the future

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12 – 14 November 2019, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Hall 7, Stand 7-430, Germany
Make it happen at the Alfa Laval Stand 7-430 at BrauBeviale 2019, where we will focus on how beer producers can diversify their products and differentiate with new flavours and tastes. Alfa Laval’s advanced brewery solutions, from modules to complete process blocks, are designed to support beer producers in reaching higher yields while minimizing energy and water consumption, waste and emissions. (more…)