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…)

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA at the BrauBeviale 2019: Three lautering technologies from one source

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA at the BrauBeviale 2019: Three lautering technologies from one source
Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH / Schlossbrauerei Reckendorf Foto: Martin Klindtworth -
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The BrauBeviale 2019 will take place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from November 12 to November 14, 2019. At the most important trade fair of the year, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH, Ludwigsburg will be presenting itself as the technology partner for the brewing and beverage industry. (more…)

BrauBeviale 2019 puts the spotlight on the future viability of the beverage sector

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From 12 to 14 November 2019, Nuremberg will once again be the hub for the international beverage industry, when the who’s who of the sector gathers for this year’s most important capital goods fair for beverage production and marketing. Last year’s highly successful event, which broke new records and underscored the industry’s good economic prospects, points to equally positive outcomes for this year’s annual gathering of the beverage community. (more…)

Beer Business #2-2019. Russia: beer market gets more complex

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The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. (more…)

Legal protection of intellectual property objects in craft brewing

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The competition on consumer’s markets, especially in the brewing branch stimulates the search for new technological decisions as well as appearing of original novelties. Successful ideas rapidly attract attention so one cannot forget of legal protection of intellectual property (IP), that is formula, process, brand name and label design. In case of lack of legal protection on behalf of the state, the rights of new development owner can be violated which can lead not only to image but also income loss. (more…)

Beer Business #1-2019. Cannabis: product that changes markets

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Cannabis: product that changes markets

The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms.

The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. (more…)