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Analysis - Will C&C's UK cider slump subside?

C&C Group endured a tough full-year in the UK with its cider brands....

Carlsberg's Q1 Results by Region, Brand

Earlier today (7 May), Carlsberg released its Q1 results, with sales inching up but profits suffering. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the...

Will Carlsberg's Leap into Lemons Prove Bitter?

Carlsberg's unveiling yesterday (8 April) of a new alcoholic lemon drink strikes me as a bold, rather odd and - dare I say - slightly desper...

Alcohol a bright spot for pessimistic Russia

A note from Bernstein this week has highlighted an increasingly pessimistic mood among Russian consumers....

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

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.


The Wehring Interview - StarBev CEO 6 Oct 2011

Chris Mercer

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.

Latest News

Pivovarna Lasko on the hunt for new investment 11 Jul 2014

Vladimir Pekic

Pivovarna Lasko has begun a search for a strategic investor willing to inject at least EUR75m (US$102.1m) of fresh capital into the company.


Top firms eye progress on alcohol-harm reduction 10 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The world's biggest alcohol companies have pledged to accelerate work to address alcohol misuse after releasing a joint report described as a “foundation” for progress.


UK brewers urge beer tax cut as part of manifesto 10 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Brewers operating in the UK are calling for further cuts to beer duty levels as part of a new sector-wide manifesto launched today (10 July).


Heineken pushes Strongbow provenance in TV ad 1 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Heineken has lined up a television advert for Strongbow cider in the UK that highlights the brand's provenance for the first time.


Carlsberg Somersby ad promotes the "friendsie" 25 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's latest TV ad for Somersby cider urges consumers to take a “friendsie”, a group version of a selfie.

Latest blogs

How to beat FIFA at the World Cup ad game 28 May 2014

Andy Morton

The start of the FIFA World Cup is just two weeks away, and excitement is growing, not least at The Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the event's two drinks sponsors.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 16 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

A look at what was hitting the headlines last week

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