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Will 2017 be Carlsberg's comeback year? - Analysis

Yesterday, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2017. The brewer saw net profits return after reporting losses in 2016, although sal...

Carlsberg's Q4 & FY 2016 results - Preview

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Carlsberg's results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2016, here's a look at the events that...


Olly Wehring | 8 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2016. The brewer saw net profits return after reporting losses in 2016, although sales in the 12 months of last year slipped by 4%. Here, just-drinks considers Carlsberg's performance over the last five years.


Andy Morton | 8 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 4% dip in sales in 2016, with operating profits in the year falling by 3%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewer's figures for last year by region.


Ian Shackleton | 10 Jan 2017

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?


Olly Wehring | 9 Nov 2016

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1% increase in third-quarter sales in organic terms on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the brewer’s performance in the three months to the end of September on a regional basis.

Latest Interviews

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.


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

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.


Lucy Britner | 13 Mar 2017

The drinks industry has hailed a move by the European Commission to allow alcohol companies to propose their own labelling guidelines. 


Stuart Todd | 27 Feb 2017

Carlsberg-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has announced the launch an "alcohol-free" version of its 1664 Blanc brand.


Lucy Britner | 20 Feb 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit has lined up a competition for craft brewers and importers as it looks to expand its craft offer. 


Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2017

Carlsberg is the "logical buyer" for Asahi's Tsingtao stake if the 20% interest goes on sale, an analyst has said.


Andy Morton | 8 Feb 2017

China's low-value beer volumes could drop further, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has told just-drinks.


Andy Morton | 8 Feb 2017

Carlsberg has said it expects to deliver another year of mid-single-digit organic operating profit growth after cost-savings in 2016 helped drive a solid underlying full-year performance.


Andy Morton | 3 Feb 2017

An analyst has said the "worst is now behind" Carlsberg as returning consumer confidence in Russia signals a fresh start for the Danish brewer.


Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2017

Carlsberg is continuing to chase Millennial consumers in the UK with new limited-edition packaging for its flagship Carlsberg lager.


Andy Morton | 23 Jan 2017

Carlsberg has appointed a new global supply chain head as it looks to optimise its logistical footprint.


Lucy Britner | 17 Jan 2017

Carlsberg has announced a raft of personnel changes in Europe, including a new managing director for its domestic unit. 


Andy Morton | 19 Dec 2016

Carlsberg is to include Brooklyn Brewery's flagship lager brand in an extended range of beers available for its Draughtmaster portable draught system in the UK.


Olly Wehring | 29 Nov 2016

The UK unit of Carlsberg has lined up a rebrand of the group’s Carlsberg Export expression, as it looks to entice Millennial consumers to the brand.


Lucy Britner | 25 Nov 2016

Carlsberg has confirmed that its Russian Baltika Breweries has started exporting to Oman. 


Andy Morton | 21 Nov 2016

Carlsberg has defended itself against accusations of patent law abuse after securing the rights this year to three new types of barley.


Eugene Vorotnikov | 17 Nov 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes have declined to comment on speculation linking the two brewers to a merger of operations in Russia.


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2016

The CEO of Carlsberg has confirmed that the brewer will continue to strengthen its ties with Brooklyn Brewery in Europe, despite Kirin's recent purchase of a stake in the US company.


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2016

A man has died in an incident at Carlsberg UK's Northampton plant.


Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2016

Vietnamese government-controlled brewery Sabeco has registered to list on the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange. 


Andy Morton | 31 Oct 2016

Carlsberg has confirmed it is in talks with the Vietnamese government over its stake in Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).


Andy Morton | 20 Oct 2016

Carlsberg is to add a gluten-free Czech lager brand to its UK portfolio.


Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

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.


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.

Company research

Carlsberg A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Pakistan)

Carlsberg A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Pakistan)

Carlsberg is expected to remain a niche player in alcoholic drinks in Pakistan in the forecast period....

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Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd in Alcoholic Drinks (Malaysia)

Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd in Alcoholic Drinks (Malaysia

Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd (CBM) expects consumption to remain sluggish due to the rising cost of living....

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Carlsberg Bulgaria AD in Alcoholic Drinks (Bulgaria)

Carlsberg Bulgaria AD in Alcoholic Drinks (Bulgaria)

Carlsberg Bulgaria was the third largest and fastest growing beer company in Bulgaria in 2015, commanding a 21% share of volume sales....

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