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How long must Carlsberg wait for Russia recovery?

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish bre...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview - ProWine China 6 May 2014

Andy Morton

Later this year, Shanghai will host the second ProWine China, a sister event to Düsseldorf's ProWein. Here, just-drinks' Andy Morton speaks to head organiser Marius Berlemann to find out how preparations are going for the November show.


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.

Latest News

Edrington agrees deal for India Cutty Sark launch 29 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Cutty Sark Scotch whisky is set to launch in India after the brand's owner, Edrington, signed a joint-venture deal with Kyndal Group.


ABD takes 50% rights for Mansion House, Savoy Club 27 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD) has acquired 50% ownership rights for Mansion House brandy and Savoy Club whiskey in south Asia, according to local reports.


PepsiCo silent on Indian sugar cut report 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to cut sugar content in its beverages after CEO Indra Nooyi met with officials in India.


United Spirits aims to sign-off delayed results 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled drinks firm, is set to hold a board meeting next week in a bid to approve the unit's delayed full-year financial results.


Cognac FY sales slide as China troubles bite 22 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Global sales of Cognac have fallen by 10.2% by value in the last year as China's crackdown on corruption continues to bite, according to reports.


Indian state moves towards alcohol ban 22 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

An Indian state has outlined its first steps to outlawing alcohol, including “dry” Sundays and closing all bars except in luxury hotels.

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