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Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Aug 2019

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

"The door is open" for guidance upgrades - Carlsberg H1 2019 - Analysis

19 Aug 2019

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this year for Carlsberg.

Crime crackdown hitting Carlsberg volumes in China - CEO Cees 't Hart

16 Aug 2019

Carlsberg's CEO has blamed an anti-crime crackdown on China's bars and karaoke venues for stifling growth of the brewer's flagship lager brand.

How did Carlsberg perform in the first half of 2019? - results data

15 Aug 2019

Carlsberg has shrugged off challenges in the UK and Russia to post a solid mid-digit rise in first-half sales.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Molson Coors joins Anheuser-Busch InBev in testing plastic-free rings

11 Jul 2019

Molson Coors is to follow Anheuser-Busch InBev with the test of biodegradable six-pack rings.

Kweichow Moutai takes seat among FMCG elite with top 50 entry

8 Jul 2019

Baijiu distiller Kweichow Moutai has muscled its way onto a list of the world's leading FMCG companies after boosting sales by 25% last year.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2019

28 Jun 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Jessica Spence jumps from Carlsberg to Beam Suntory as president of brands

25 Jun 2019

Beam Suntory has poached Carlsberg's chief commercial officer to fill the newly-created position of 'president of brands'.

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields craft beer JV.

The Coca-Cola system on the mend, the growing reluctance to drink and the good old days for analysts- The just-drinks Analyst

18 Jun 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers the improving relationship between The Coca-Cola Co and one of its bottlers, the cooler relationship between younger consumers and alcohol and how the drinks industry used to live.

Carlsberg readies summer experiential push in UK for Mahou lager

14 Jun 2019

Carlsberg has lined up a set of experiential events over the summer for Mahou San Miguel’s Mahou lager brand in the UK.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

12 Jun 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Heineken hails Silver launch in Vietnam amid growing competition

7 Jun 2019

Heineken has said its Vietnam-brewed Heineken Silver has been well-received by consumers months after it was rolled out.

Is diversification the future for beer? - Comment

29 May 2019

From operating way beyond the beer category to selling off so-called non-core assets, brewers are now looking for growth elsewhere again. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, considers the cyclical history and looks at where the world's brewers are now.

Carlsberg extends Liverpool Football Club sponsorship

23 May 2019

Carlsberg has agreed a five-year extension to its partnership with Liverpool Football Club.

Carlsberg lines up latest UK TV ad starring Mads Mikkelsen - video

22 May 2019

Carlsberg has released a new TV campaign in the UK as it looks to highlight the change of recipe for its namesake beer in the country.

Carlsberg to open microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey next year

22 May 2019

Carlsberg is to return brewing to Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium with a new microbrewery at the site.

"Very important" that UK lager relaunch a success - Carlsberg CEO

3 May 2019

Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has stressed the importance of a relaunch of its core UK lager as the brewer loses market share in the country.

How did Carlsberg perform in Q1 2019? - results data

2 May 2019

Carlsberg has reported a mid-single-digit sales lift in the first quarter, despite a fall in volumes in its flagship market of Russia.

Why drinks brands must move beyond comfortable consensus on climate change - Sustainability Spotlight

25 Apr 2019

Ben Cooper looks at the impact the recent increase in environmental activism might have on how consumers judge drinks companies' actions in relation to climate change.

Carlsberg Red Barley - Product Launch

25 Apr 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with longstanding sponsorship partner Liverpool FC to launch a limited edition variant with a red theme.

Big beer versus craft beer - Is the fight finally over? - Comment

23 Apr 2019

For beer commentator Stephen Beaumont, the recent activities by Carlsberg in the UK signal the end of the war between 'big beer' and craft beer.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2019

18 Apr 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in April.

Carlsberg aims for clean slate with UK beer drinkers; admits lager "probably not" best in world

15 Apr 2019

Carlsberg has called for a fresh start with UK beer drinkers after admitting to focussing on "quantity not quality" while making its flagship Carlsberg lager.

Carlsberg brings low-alcohol Brooklyn Special Effects to UK

5 Apr 2019

Carlsberg's UK unit has announced the launch of Brooklyn Brewery's 0.4% abv beer in the country.

Carlsberg Group offloads Norway property in US$85m deal

2 Apr 2019

Carlsberg has agreed to sell property at its brewery site in Norway as it continues to review non-core assets.

Budweiser Brewing Group - The end of Anheuser-Busch InBev? - just-drinks thinks

25 Mar 2019

If today's news of a company name change in the UK is a precursor to a wider change in the global brewing category, then I for one cannot wait.

What will be Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead? – Analysis

21 Mar 2019

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

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