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Focus - Carlsberg's H1 Performance by Region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported its first-half results, posting a near-12% slide in operating profits and a 4% drop in beer volumes. Here,...

Can Carlsberg's new CEO weather the storm?

Carlsberg's second quarter numbers came in today and it seems that the beer-drinking heartland of Eastern Europe continues to drag things do...


Russian consumers hamper Carlsberg's outlook - CFO

Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2015

Carlsberg's CFO has said the company is “a little more negative” on Russia's consumers after continued problems in the country forced a full-year forecast downgrade.


Carlsberg's Q2 & H1 - just the Preview

Andy Morton | 17 Aug 2015

Carlsberg will release its H1 results on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June.


SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market leader, SABMiller is particularly keen that the country's consumers keep on chugging.


Research - Cider/Perry: Adapts, Evolves & Grows

Euromonitor International | 1 Jun 2015

The cider/perry market has witnessed phenomenal developments in the last ten years, making it the World's fastest-growing alcoholic drinks category, in volume terms.

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika

Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2012

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

Chris Mercer | 6 Oct 2011

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

Heineken silent on UB takeover report

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).


just the week - in Beer

Lucy Britner | 21 Aug 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Russian brewers issue warning after bottle deal

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2015

Brewers in Russia are to scrap their 1.5-litre PET bottle lines despite warning the move will drive consumers to illegal alcohol.


Brooklyn Brewery denies equity plan report

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2015

Brooklyn Brewery has told just-drinks it has no plans to sell equity after a report claimed the company was on the hunt for investors.


Kirin Holdings secures Myanmar Brewery stake buy

Olly Wehring | 19 Aug 2015

Kirin Holdings has stepped in to buy Fraser & Neave's majority stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd for US$560m.


Q2 sales undo Q1's good work for Carlsberg

Olly Wehring | 19 Aug 2015

Carlsberg expects its bottom line to "decline slightly" in the full-year after posting a near-12% slide in operating profits in the first half of 2015.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

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On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

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On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 12 Aug 2015

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On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2015

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Carlsberg launches UK TV football ad - video

Lucy Britner | 30 Jul 2015

Carlsberg is to roll out a TV commercial in the UK to celebrate the start of the football season.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 21 July in...

Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2015

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Heineken opens US$60m Myanmar brewery

Richard Woodard | 13 Jul 2015

Heineken has opened a US$60m brewery in Myanmar as part of a joint venture with local operator Alliance Brewery Company.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

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just a While Ago - On 9 July in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Jul 2015

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Heineken snaps up United Spirits' final UB slice

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Heineken has bought United Spirits' remaining stake in India's United Breweries (UB) for INR8.72bn (US$137.2m).


just a While Ago - On 3 July in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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NPD: United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Max

Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


NPD - Carlsberg's alcohol-free beer

Lucy Britner | 19 Jun 2015

The launch of Carlsberg 0.0% coincides with a GBP14m (US$22.2m) media spend for the Carlsberg brand in 2015.


just a While Ago - On 17 June in...

Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2015

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Latest blogs

Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.


What's on offer in the UK off-trade?

Lucy Britner | 18 Jun 2015

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.

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