The Russian Beer, Cider & Pre-mixed Spirits Market: What Consumers Drink and Why?

The Russian Beer, Cider & Pre-mixed Spirits Market: What Consumers Drink and Why?

Published: October 2013
Publisher: Canadean Ltd
Product ref: 185348
Pages: 86
Format: PDF
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Product Synopsis
This report provides the results for the Beer, Cider & Pre-mixed Spirits market in Russia from Canadean’s unique, highly detailed study of consumers’ Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption behaviors, the extent to which consumer trends influence their consumption, the value of the market these trends influence, and brand and private label choices as well as organized retailer choices. Much of this information can also be analyzed by specific consumer groups, providing hard and fast data on consumers and markets at the product category level

Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
Marketers in the Beer, Cider & Pre-mixed Spirits market face a major challenge. Understanding market size and segmentation is valuable, but the key to effective targeting is knowing just how valuable specific consumer groups are, and being able to quantify the impact of consumer trends. This data report solves these problems by providing survey-based data on consumer trends and consumer groups, and market data that shows the exact size of consumer groups, how much of the Beer, Cider & Pre-mixed Spirits market they account for, and which consumer trends drive their behavior.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
As consumer confidence increases with the economic recovery, consumer trends will be directly affected. Since the global financial crisis of 2008–2009 the organized retail market has been characterized by an increase in the amount of discounted and own-brand products. Beer, Cider, and Pre-Mixed Spirits are not considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have been negatively affected. As economic and market recovery continues over 2012, consumption patterns will record a positive trend in both the medium and heavy frequency bands and the amount of non-users should decrease.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Consumers’ uptake of products and the influence of consumer trends are fundamental causes of change in markets – making knowing what these trends are and the extent of their influence crucial. The survey-based data provided in this report examines over 20 consumer trends that affect the market and examines the share of consumption across 26 consumer groups. This data provides a detailed insight into exactly who the consumer is and just how much impact the latest consumer trends are having.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The data provided is unique in the market as it tracks consumer behavior through to its actual value impact on a product market. This provides readers with a unique data analysis of the market, allowing marketing tactics and strategy to be updated in line with the very latest consumer behaviors.

Key Features and Benefits
Consumer data, based upon proprietary surveys and then consumer group tracking and modeling for the following specific categories: Lager, Beer & Ale, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages, Cider, and Low Alcohol Beer &Lager.

Detailed consumer segmentation covering over 26 consumer groups, 20 consumer trends, and consumption frequency for each product category.

Consumer penetration for brands and private labels, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.

Unique retailer choice data at the product category level in organized sector, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.

Key Market Issues
Beer & Ale consumption is uniform across all age groups until Older Consumers, when consumption frequency decreases. The Older Consumers age group has no Heavy users and almost double the number of Non-Users as the Mid-Lifers age group.

Cider penetration in Russia is low, with Non-users accounting for over half the market in every age group. Furthermore, most consumers across all age groups fall in the Light user’s category, indicating that the level of acceptance of Cider in Russia is very small. Marketers need to create awareness about the product as a whole rather than focusing on brand building as brand consciousness comes secondary to product awareness.

The highest proportion of Heavy Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages users are in the Older Young Adults category and the lowest number in the Older Consumers age group. This shows that Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages are closely aligned to youth culture.

Key Highlights
There is a strong brand consciousness for Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages in the Russian market, with very low private label penetration. This is likely to continue as brand image is very important in consumers’ consumption choices of Beer, Cider, and Pre-Mixed Spirits.

Lager constitutes the largest Beer, Cider, and Pre-Mixed Spirits market in Russia, larger than all other categories combined. Cider is the smallest category in terms of both value and volume.

Consumption frequency analysis of Low Alcohol Beer & Lager indicates that the consumption pattern remains largely unchanged across all age groups, except among Older Consumers. Among Older Consumers the share of Heavy users declines whereas the share of Light users increases, identifying an opportunity for products able to increase the consumption frequency in this age group.

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Related research categories

By sector: Spirits, Beer (in Beer & Cider), Cider (in Beer & Cider), General drinks

By market: Russian Federation (in Asia), Russian Federation (in BRICM)


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