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January 24, 2015

Going Premium in Russia is a Short-Term Tactic

Amin AlkhatibAnalyst Insight by Amin Alkhatib

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The Russian beer market has taken a hit in the past five years as a consequence of the financial crisis in 2008, legislative changes in the beer market since 2011, and economic sanctions in response to the Russian government’s actions in the Ukraine. According to Euromonitor International, over 2008-2013, beer volume sales in Russia declined at a CAGR of 4%, with 2013 showing a 5% drop. The macroeconomic beating taken by the Russian market in recent years and legislative changes have pegged its volume sales performance below that of the rest of Europe. This has resulted in brewers changing emphasis from volume sales expansion to protecting margins.

Russia vs Europe Beer Market Volume

Source: Euromonitor International

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January 15, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Indspirit 2015

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Event: INDSPIRIT 2015

Location: The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, India

Website: http://www.indspirit.in/indspirit/home.htm

Date:  16 January, 2015

Event Description: As INDSPIRIT 2015, the premium alcobev trade event enters its 9th year we have moved the event to the Millennium city, Gurgaon since last year. The third largest and fastest growing market, India is going to be the focus of more and more new players looking at entering the local market. It is a trade event aimed towards bringing in the doyens of the spirits, beer and wine world together to discuss issues of this emerging market and share knowledge with the trade. The event will offer the best platform to national and international spirits, beer and wine producers, as well as the allied industry to showcase their products during the day-long event.

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January 14, 2015

Alcoholic Drinks – December 2014 Overview of New Product Launches

Spiros_MalandrakisAnalyst Insight by Spiros Malandrakis - Senior Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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This monthly summary highlights the most interesting product launches in December, with a focus on the direction the alcoholic drinks industry is taking in terms of innovative developments.

Gluten-free beer:  Genuine potential or another passing fad?

January traditionally marks the inflection point for short lived, hangover –induced resolutions, sobriety-led shifts to healthier eating and drinking habits and, unsurprisingly, the alcoholic drink industry’s annual low point.

The overindulgence gives way to regrets as over-proof spirits are temporarily banished to the back of bars and minds, providing an opportunity for lower abv and non-alcoholic alternatives to enjoy their brief month under the limelight.

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January 13, 2015

Advantage of an A-B InBev/SABMiller Merger Lies in Emerging Markets

Amin AlkhatibAnalyst Insight by Amin Alkhatib - Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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For the past two years at least, the beer industry’s biggest talk has been about a potential consolidation move between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller Plc. For banks, the world’s number one brewer buying out or merging with the world number two brewer is a very lucrative financing deal. The latest estimate for financing required by A-B InBev has reached US$122 billion for buying a company valued at almost US$4.8 billion, according to 2013-2014 profits.

It might seem like a shrewd decision for the two brewers to combine, as SABMiller’s biggest competitor is A-B InBev competing in beer markets totalling at over US$20 billion. This is 35% of retail value sales for the British brewer and 15% for the Belgian-Brazilian entity. According to Euromonitor International, the overlap occurs in at least 67 markets, illustrating the degree of market commonality for both companies, as reflected by the bubble size below.

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January 9, 2015

Halting the Tide of Decline in the UK’s Beer Market

Amin AlkhatibAnalyst Insight by Amin Alkhatib - Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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The UK beer industry is looking for a way out of its gloomy performance in volume sales. According to Euromonitor International, there was a 2% decline in 2013 in total volume sales, and that is reflecting a continuing impact upon the on-trade channel of various dynamics, such as an ageing demography and aggressive price competition from supermarkets. So, the industry keeps trying to increase beer consumption via marketing campaigns that widen drinking occasions at home and outside.

ThatbeerIn the context of all of this, the industry is indicating a need for the repositioning of the role of beer in UK consumers’ shopping baskets and cuisines in order to boost volume sales. This is illustrated by the launch of a £10 million integrated marketing campaign in 2014 to encourage people to drink beer. The campaign is a food-pairing promotion called “There’s a beer for that”, which aims to encourage people to perceive beer differently with regard to the occasion by positioning it in a similar manner to wine.

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January 6, 2015

Angolan Lager Cuca Launches in Portugal

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The Portuguese have shown an interest in Angolan culture and music. Now, Cuca is counting on Portuguese millennial consumers' interest in craft beers to launch its Angolan lager in the country. Listen to the podcast for complete insights.

Podcast features Filipe Oliveira - Research Analyst

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December 18, 2014

Cuba: Key Market of the Future

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Cuba is identified as one of the 20 Markets of the Future that will offer the most opportunities for consumer goods companies. Accelerating market liberalization and improvement of business environment is anticipated to boost employment and income growth, resulting in a sizeable increase in consumer expenditure by 2020. Alcoholic drinks is projected to become the largest consumer market over the forecast period, with spirits and beer being the most promising categories.

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December 17, 2014

Konjakkens opp- og nedtur i Norge

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Norge har verdens høyeste forbruk av konjakk per innbygger. Men konjakkens vekstpotensiale påvirkes av yngre generasjoners forbruksmønstre og vekst i kategorier som whisky(ey) og øl fra mikrobryggerier. Lytt til hele podcasten her for å få den fullstendige analysen av utviklingen i denne bransjen.

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December 13, 2014

Dynamics of the Norwegian Cognac Market

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Norway is the largest consumer of cognac per capita in the world. However, cognac growth is being impacted by youth consumption trends and growth in whiskey and craft beers.  Listen to the full podcast for complete insights into this dynamic market.

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Podcast features Øyvind Leknessund - Reserach Analyst

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December 9, 2014

Is an SABMiller/A-B InBev Merger or Acquisition a Real Possibility?

Amin AlkhatibAnalyst Insight by Amin Alkhatib - Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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The graph illustrates a potential global market landscape if the world’s number one brewer was to merge with or acquire the number two brewer. The size of each pie represents the market size per country and the pie-portions illustrate the market share of either company. The horizontal axis demonstrates a forecast-value performance, highlighting positive growth from most markets especially the key ones, such as China and Brazil. The Vertical axis demonstrates the combined market value share, and on the basis of this graph the acquisition backs geographic breadth over market depth. In markets such as the US, where there are market share gains, the companies will be limited by anti-monopoly regulations as A-B InBev already has an almost 50% share of the US market.

Beer Brands Market Share

Source: Euromonitor International

The possibility of an acquisition by A-B InBev is increasingly complex making a consolidation move less likely. A-B InBev would have to pay an increasingly premium price, deal with anti-trust regulations in the US, and manage conflicting strategic-alliances in various markets.

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Going Premium in Russia is a Short-Term Tactic

Euromonitor to Speak at Indspirit 2015

Alcoholic Drinks – December 2014 Overview of New Product Launches

Advantage of an A-B InBev/SABMiller Merger Lies in Emerging Markets

Halting the Tide of Decline in the UK’s Beer Market

Angolan Lager Cuca Launches in Portugal

Cuba: Key Market of the Future

Konjakkens opp- og nedtur i Norge

Dynamics of the Norwegian Cognac Market

Is an SABMiller/A-B InBev Merger or Acquisition a Real Possibility?