Introduction: Corona Beer, produced in Mexico by Grupo Modelo since 1922, entered the United States beer market in 1979, and by 2007, was the number one imported beer in the United States (with 1.9% market share of the global beer industry) having recently taken that position from Heineken, a rival (with 1.6% market share of the global beer industry). Corona used a broad differentiation strategy with a “fun in the sun” marketing image. It also achieved strategic success by using a distinctive glass bottle and providing a light-tasting beer that attracted a broader market.
We’re told that craft beer’s share of the market rose 17.6% last year, accounting for 11% of beer volume and $19.6 billion of the beer industry’s $101.5 billion in sales. However, it’s also a market in which the sale of imported beers rose 6.9% in 2014 and where, according to Nielsen, the amount of Mexican beer alone sold in grocery stores within the last year is equal to the amount of all craft beer sold from supermarket and convenience store beer shelves. It’s also a market where, despite advances by both craft and imported beers, one of every five beers sold is a Bud Light. In fact, the 38 million barrels of Bud Light sold last year would not only make it the No. 3 brewer in the U.S. if it split off from Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, -0.51%
From the assigned reading it becomes clear that there are a number of symptoms which suggest that beverage manufacturer and distributer Cerjugo SA is a company in crisis. The main signal that Cerjugo is not living up to its expectations is that its forecasted sales and profit targets, for its juice division, have not been met for two consecutive years this is especially troubling for a company which in the past boasted a 98% share of the beer market in Latin America. Beyond the lack luster sales numbers there are many other symptoms that Cerjugo’s juice division is ailing, such as reports that potential customers are not aware of the
iii. Import beer companies: These companies include Beck’s(Germany), Heineken (Holland) and Corona (Mexico). They control about 12% of the region’s market. However, these companies are seen to operate at disadvantage due to higher shipping costs, weaker distribution networks and an inability to control product freshness
Such cross border deals have provided significant benefits to the brewing giants. This has given them ownership of local brands propelling them into dominant market positions around the world as global brands sell at significantly higher prices and the margins are much better as compared to the local beers.
This case describes the complexity of PepsiCo's competitive position in the Mexican soft-drink market during the late 1990's. Between 1993 and 1996 PepsiCo and Coca-Cola waged a classic cola war in Latin America. The goal for both companies was to gain market share and by the end of 1996, Coca-Cola had clearly won the Latin America cola war. In 1993 PepsiCo enjoyed a 42% market share in Venezuela thanks to the success of its bottling partner, the Cisneros Group but by the end of 1996, PepsiCo held less than 1% of the Venezuelan cola market. Following PepsiCo's anchor bottler in Mexico, Gemex, the case details the strategies employed by PepsiCo's senior management beginning in 1993 to expand its
In this paper I will be talking about the U.S. beer industry and in short an overview of the brewing industry worldwide. I will talk about the barriers to entry, economies of scale, government intervention, pricing, current market trends, product differentiation, and imports. The focus being mainly on the U.S. brewing industry oligopoly. The U.S. brewing industry has three major players: Anheuser-Busch, SAB Miller, and Coors/Molson. Anheuser-Busch is currently the largest brewer in the world, producing over 100 million barrels a year. Anheuser-Busch currently owns over 50% of the market in the United States, with Miller trailing behind at 20% and Coors at about 11% with the rest of the market occupied by imports and craft breweries. When analyzing any industry, how easy it is for newcomers to enter the market is a great importance. If there are high barriers to entry
Interbrew can use a transnational strategy in this sense, as it can cater towards local demands to ensure they are getting the sales over their substitutes. This involves providing the local residents with their favourite brand that they are used to, along with promoting their global brand, Stella Artois, to those markets that have an increase in the demand for premium beer.
Import beer companies have a similar market share of 12% and have a common denominator with the regional brewers; their beers tend to have bitter taste. Demands for these beers are on the rise.
The right international strategy for Grolsch going forward is a transnational strategy, though there are strong elements pushing this toward a global strategy. In reviewing strategy within the beer industry, either generally or through frameworks (see exhibits), it appears the optimal path currently involves both multi-domestic elements and global
| Strengths:Brazil’s second-largest brewer and its largest soft-drink producer; World- famous brand; Expansion of production capacity(in the long term)Weaknesses:Sales decline; lack of a customer focus; regional distribution; Expansion
When looking at the economic aspects affecting the industry and Diageo the main concern is the market saturation reached in many of the developed economies worldwide. With demand remaining constant and competition increasing it is important for firms to identify new markets to invest in, with particular focus placed on Emerging markets. Another important development is the growth patterns in the alcoholic beverage market with the demand for beer increasing by 2.7% with particularly strong growth in the premium brands market. In contrast there has been a decline in demand for wine and spirits which are the industries that Diageo has a large market share. There has also been a recent reduction in operating profit of Diageo in Europe, which can largely be explained by the higher taxes imposed by governments who are striving to reduce alcohol consumption.
The lucrative beer industry has attracted numerous foreign beers to vie for the market share in Singapore which is valued at S$562.7 million. As the beer industry in Singapore is reaching maturity, beer companies have to find innovative means to remain competitive to have a profitable share of the market.