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Carlsberg’s Q1 performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, Carlsberg released a trading update for the first three months of 2016. Net sales grew in organic terms by 2% in the first qu...

The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2015

The headlines for Carlsberg after its nine-month results release yesterday were bleak: brewery closures on the cards, 2,000 jobs to go in Europe and China and a financial jump into the red.

Andy Morton | 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.

James Wilmore | 20 Aug 2014

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

Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2014

Earlier today (19 February), Carlsberg reported a drop in net profits in 2013, on the back of flat sales in the year. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Danish brewer's results by region and by brand:

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 | 26 Apr 2011

The first thing we should point out is that this is not Wehring. Family commitments in the form of a 3lb 8oz offspring has predicated that our editor is house-bound for the time being. The second is that only half of this interview took place in person in Copenhagen; the other half was conducted via 'phone from the terrace of an Italian vineyard following a meeting between yours' truly and approximately 50 wines. You're right, I'm showing off.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2015

Brewers in Russia are to scrap their 1.5-litre PET bottle lines despite warning the move will drive consumers to illegal alcohol.

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.

Olly Wehring | 27 Nov 2014

The head of Carlsberg's Russian unit, Baltika, has confirmed his intention to step down from the position.

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2014

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Olly Wehring | 29 Oct 2014

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Olly Wehring | 17 Oct 2014

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James Wilmore | 29 Sep 2014

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

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2014

Carlsberg has confirmed a change of CFO at its Baltika Breweries division in Russia.

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2014

Warsteiner has switched partners in Russia, plumping for Carlsberg's Baltika Breweries over Anadolu Efes in the country.

Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2013

Carlsberg has started construction on a major new brewery in southern China as it targets an annual 15m-hectolitre capacity in the country by 2015.

James Wilmore | 8 Oct 2013

Carlsberg-controlled Olivaria Brewery in Belarus has appointed a new CEO.

Olly Wehring | 18 Dec 2012

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read interviews on just-drinks in 2012.

James Wilmore | 29 Nov 2012

Carlsberg has confirmed it has taken full ownership of Russia's largest brewer Baltika Breweries.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2012

Carlsberg Group and subsidiary Baltika Breweries are to spend RUB1bn (US$32m) on environmental projects in Russia.

James Wilmore | 17 Sep 2012

Carlsberg is set to take full ownership of Baltika Breweries after the group announced it will begin a compulsory purchase of the remaining shares it does not already own in the Russian firm.

James Wilmore | 21 Aug 2012

Carlsberg has raised its stake in Baltika Breweries to 96.77%, bringing it closer to full ownership of the Russian company.

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2012

The president of Heineken's Americas unit is joining the board of Scottish soft drinks maker AG Barr in a non-executive role.

Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2012

Carlsberg's first-half results were “mixed”, but analysts have been impressed with the brewer's performance in the difficult Russian market.

Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Olly Wehring | 17 Jul 2012

Carlsberg's attempt to buy up the remaining shares in Russia's Baltika Breweries has moved a step closer, following approval of the shares' delisting.

Olly Wehring | 5 Jul 2012

The board of Baltika Breweries has recommended Carlsberg's offer to buy the outstanding shares in the Russian brewer.

James Wilmore | 13 Jun 2012

Carlsberg is investing RMB5bn (US$782m) in building a major new brewery in the south of China to take futher advantage of the world's biggest beer market.

Company research

Baltika Pivovarennaya Kompaniya OAO in Alcoholic Drinks (Russia)

Baltika Pivovarennaya Kompaniya OAO in Alcoholic Drinks (Rus

Baltika aims to strengthen its position and continue growing despite a stagnating environment. The company plans to increase its volume share accenting both national-level and regional brands of all p...

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Baltika Pivovarennaya Kompaniya OOO in Alcoholic Drinks (Russia)

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The company’s main priority is to strengthen its defensive position in emerging difficult conditions in Russia....

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Baltika-Baku LLC in Alcoholic Drinks (Azerbaijan)

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Baltika-Baku LLC is the ultimate leader within beer in Azerbaijan and is now working to expand its range of alcoholic drinks on the market by expanding its presence in areas like RTDs....

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