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On Wednesday, Carlsberg will report its results for the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the brewer's performance in the period.
2016 will be another transitional year for Carlsberg, according to analysts, as the company gets its teeth deeper into cost-saving initiatives.
Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.
It's almost two years since Anheuser-Busch InBev offloaded most of its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to CVC Capital for an initial US$2.2bn. Since the sale, CVC's beer business in the region, StarBev, has largely operated under the radar. High time, then, that we caught up with StarBev's CEO (and ex-InBev man), Alain Beyens. just-drinks deputy editor Chris Mercer flew to Prague to meet him.
Tesco has continued to streamline its alcohol SKUs by cutting two of its own-brand wine ranges.
Carlsberg has recruited former international footballer Marcel Desailly to front a Europe-wide advert ahead of next month’s UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.
Carlsberg's CEO has said he expects to close more breweries in China, following yesterday's news that the group has already closed eight over the last 12 months.
Barclays analysts have said Carlsberg's recovery strategy is "on-track", as the company used yesterday's trading update to highlight a raft of cost-saving initiatives.
A "solid start" for Carlsberg has seen the first quarter generate a 2% lift in sales in organic terms for the brewer.
Molson Coors's UK lager brand Carling is to replace Carlsberg as the official beer sponsor of the Premier League.
Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.
Carlsberg's UK unit has launched two 'craft' products exclusive to the UK on-tade.
Carlsberg has launched Tuborg in Vietnam as the Danish brewer increasingly targets Asia amid cost-savings in other markets.
Carlsberg has come under fire in Singapore for wrongly labelling Beck's beer as 'imported' from Germany even though it is produced in China.
Carlsberg has launched a draught extension for its Somersby cider exclusively into the UK on-trade.
Carlsberg has said it will stay in Russia despite the country’s declining beer market as the brewer outlined a new strategy to revitalise its business.
Carlsberg has moved the interim CEO of its UK unit to the role of SVP for Western Europe.
Carlsberg has confirmed plans to build an eighth brewery in India, as it lays claim to the number two beer brand spot in the country for Tuborg.
Carlsberg has reported a slight lift in sales for 2015, a year in which the brewer hit an "inflection point" in its geographical performance.
Carlsberg's Vietnam unit has added a new canning line to its Hue Brewery, in Hue City, as it looks to grow business in the country.
Carlsberg has been forced to change the Myanmar translation of its Tuborg brand name after complaints it clashed with a popular local song.
Two US drinks app companies have announced a tie-up to share resources around consumer preference and social sharing.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is most likely to sell SABMiller's European beer brands to private-equity groups partly because the company could buy them back later, an analyst has said.
Carlsberg may have to wait until August to install its new CFO, which it named today.
Vietnam's beer industry is to increase output by a quarter over the next four years, the country's brewer's association has reportedly said.
The chairman of Carlsberg has hinted the brewer may not be in the running to buy Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, after telling a Danish newspaper the company is not looking to make acquisitions.
Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.
It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.
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