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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

Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2017

Carlsberg has said it plans to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage across all of its breweries by 2030.


Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2017

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a signal for businesses to reaffirm their commitment to the environment, according to the head of Carlsberg.


Lucy Britner | 1 Jun 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit has outlined plans to shutter several sites around the country as is presses on with the closure of its distribution services.  


Lucy Britner | 17 May 2017

Carlsberg has confirmed the appointment of Nilesh Patel to the role of managing director for the firm's Indian unit. 


Lucy Britner | 8 May 2017

The head of Carlsberg has flagged that a decision from the Vietnamese Government on the future of takeover target Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco) is in the offing.


Olly Wehring | 4 May 2017

Carlsberg has reported a healthy start to 2017, with first-quarter sales rising at double the rate of the corresponding period last year.


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.


Lucy Britner | 21 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has rolled out a new Tuborg to the Indian market.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has spent GBP15m (US$m) on its latest UK campaign as it tries to create "thumbstoppable" content for today's saturated digital market.


Lucy Britner | 31 Mar 2017

Carlsberg has confirmed reports that strategy head Massimo Di Dia will leave the company. 


Lucy Britner | 27 Mar 2017

Carlsberg's Swedish unit has replaced its non-alcoholic beer in the market with an organic variant. 


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.

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 - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Carlsberg A/S - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships &

Marketline's Carlsberg A/S Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments,...

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Carlsberg Danmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Carlsberg Danmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Craft beer and low alcohol/alcohol-free beer are specifically mentioned as focus areas in Carlsberg Danmark’s Sail’22 strategy. The strategy maps Carlsberg Danmark’s growth direction for the time peri...

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Carlsberg Hungary Kft in Alcoholic Drinks (Hungary)

Carlsberg Hungary Kft in Alcoholic Drinks (Hungary)

The main strategy of Carlsberg Hungary is to maintain its strong position amongst the strongest beer importers in Hungary, and retain its leading position in cider with the Somersby brand. The company...

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