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Brewers Feel Prolonged Russian Winter

Being a brewer in Russia continues to be a struggle, and that's putting it mildly. Carlsberg and Heineken both revealed today that their fir...

Heineken CEO finds "good news" in Russia

Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said....

Carlsberg "considering" Russian brewery closures

Carlsberg is “considering” closing some of its breweries in Russia as the country's beer market continues to falter, the group's CEO has rev...

Carlsberg's H1 Performance by Region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported flat first-half profits and sales and issued a profits warning for the full-year as Eastern Europe remains...

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

Carlsberg issues profits warning as H1 stagnates 20 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Carlsberg has warned of a tough full-year for its bottom line, as half-year sales and profits came in flat.


Carlsberg ups Malaysia security over terror threat 19 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Carlsberg has confirmed it is keeping a “heightened security presence” in place at one of its Malaysian breweries after reports that terrorists were planning an attack.


Morrisons bans 'super-strength' alcohol cans 30 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

UK supermarket retailer Morrisons has banned the sale of all canned carbonated products containing more than four units of alcohol.


C&C Group steps down as Portman Group funder 17 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

C&C Group has left UK drinks industry watchdog the Portman Group after three-and-a-half years as a paying member.


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.

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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