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Comment - Carlsberg's Russian Reboot 29 Jan 2015

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes about the seriousness of the situation in its Eastern European stronghold.


Carlsberg chases lifeline but Russian fog remains 11 Nov 2014

It was more of the same for Carlsberg in its YTD results release yesterday as weakness in Eastern Europe continued to damage the bottom line.


Russia ready to rethink regulation - Carlsberg 10 Nov 2014

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close production sites.


The decline of Russia's beer market 30 Sep 2014

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just weeks after the Dutch firm had revealed plans for another closure in the country.


How long must Carlsberg wait for Russia recovery? 21 Aug 2014

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish brewer relies on the region for around 36% of its group profits.

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Russia cuts minimum vodka price - report 4 Feb 2015

Russia has lowered its minimum vodka price by 16% as the country battles currency deflation and a falling global oil price, according to reports.


Carlsberg shuts two Russian breweries 29 Jan 2015

Carlsberg is to close two of its ten Russian breweries with the loss of up to 600 jobs.


Carlsberg freezes Russia salaries, new hires 28 Jan 2015

Carlsberg has confirmed it has introduced a freeze on salaries and hiring new staff in light of its on-going struggles in Russia.


Carlsberg keeps brewery options open in Russia 5 Jan 2015

Carlsberg says it has not ruled out closing some of its breweries in Russia after an analyst predicted two will shut down as the country's economic crisis deepens.


Altia lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 Nov 2014

Finland's Altia Corp is to launch its Koskenkorva vodka brand in Russia ahead of the holiday season.


Carlsberg hails plan to halt Russian duty rise 12 Nov 2014

Carlsberg has welcomed the on-going passage of a bill to freeze beer duty in Russia, branding it a “positive development”.


Anheuser-Busch InBev shuts fourth Russian brewery 1 Oct 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced it is shutting down another of its Russian breweries – its fourth closure in the country in the last two years.


Carlsberg suspends production at Russian brewery 29 Sep 2014

Carlsberg has suspended production at one of its Baltika Breweries' facilities in Russia.


Russia bans Ukrainian alcohol - report 14 Aug 2014

Russia's food safety watchdog has announced an import ban on a number of beers and spirits produced in Ukraine, according to reports.


Coca-Cola attacks Russia sugar tax calls 8 Aug 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has said proposed legislation from Russia's Communist Party to tax sugary beverages would only harm Russia's economy.

Latest blogs

Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.