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Andy Morton | 7 Feb 2018

In early-February, Carlsberg reported full-year results for 2017. Sales in the 12 months inched up by 1% in organic terms, as a flat second half followed a 2% lift in the first six months of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the brewer's performance in 2017 on a regional basis.


Lucy Britner | 5 Feb 2018

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Carlsberg's results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of December for the brewer.


Ian Shackleton | 1 Feb 2018

Starting the year as he means to go on, just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, considers where we should put our investment spend in 2018. Ian also looks at how the analyst community is reacting to the introduction of MiFiD II and explains the reasons behind his favourite drinks category.


Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2017

In early-November, Carlsberg reported a decrease in the speed of sales growth in the third quarter of 2017. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of September were down year-on-year by 1%, pulling the growth of the top-line down from +2% in H1 to +1% in the first nine months of the year. Here, just-drinks compares the brewer's performance to the same period a year ago, and breaks down the figures by region.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2018

just-drinks speaks to Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart over email to talk about the wider sustainability challenges for the brewing industry.


Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 12 Feb 2018

Carlsberg Group is looking to add Nestle's head of operations to its supervisory board. 


Lucy Britner | 12 Feb 2018

Carlsberg's chief commercial officer has been lined up to join the brewer's executive committee.


Olly Wehring | 7 Feb 2018

Carlsberg has maintained its low-single-digit growth of the top line in 2017, as the second half of the year benefited from the sales lift in the first six months.


Andy Morton | 6 Feb 2018

Carlsberg has strengthened its position in Southern Europe after taking full control of Greece's Olympic Brewery.


Andy Morton | 5 Feb 2018

Carlsberg has launched the first beers from a new partnership with food scientists that aims to create high-end cask-conditioned beers for top restaurants.


Andy Morton | 24 Jan 2018

Carlsberg has opened its eighth brewery in India as it targets growth in the world's second most populous country.


Andy Morton | 27 Nov 2017

Carlsberg UK has unveiled a Christmas draught beer under its namesake brand that will only be on sale at pubs near its Northampton brewery.


Andy Morton | 24 Nov 2017

Carlsberg has unveiled its first carbon-neutral brewery as it ramps up a new sustainability programme.


Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2017

The executive VP for Western Europe at Carlsberg, Michiel Herkemij, has lined up a break from his time with the brewer.


Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2017

Portuguese multi-category operator Unicer, in which Carlsberg holds a major stake, has changed its name to that of its flagship beer brand, Super Bock.


Lucy Britner | 6 Nov 2017

Carlsberg has reported a thirst for wheat beer in China as the Danish brewer reiterates comments made late last month by Anheuser-Busch InBev.  


Lucy Britner | 6 Nov 2017

The CEO of Carlsberg has said the firm is still working on a deal to increase its stake in Vietnam's state-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).


Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2017

Carlsberg has seen a dip in third-quarter sales slow its growth in the first nine months of 2017.


Olly Wehring | 18 Oct 2017

The European arm of United Breweries has partnered with Sri Lanka’s Lion Brewery, in which Carlsberg holds a stake, to launch two of its beer brands across Europe.


Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2017

Carlsberg is warning consumers in Denmark about the risks of cycling while drunk, as its marks the third Global Beer Responsibility Day.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Lucy Britner | 29 Aug 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit will roll out San Miguel Gluten Free to the market from next month. 


Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2017

Carlsberg has kicked off a week of celebrations for its 170-year anniversary, which includes a TED Talk from its long-dead founder.


Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2017

Carlsberg has posted a first-half rise in sales and profits but lost further market share in Russia as a ban on large PET bottles kicked.


Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2017

Carlsberg's CEO has called India's highway alcohol ban a "hiccup" that should fade over time, as retailers in the country adjust to the recently-introduced legislation.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.


Andy Morton | 17 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is to launch its Russian Baltika Breweries brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo, starting with non-alcoholic malt drink Baltika 0 Grain.

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

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