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What's coming up in beer in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

21 Jan 2020

Our category previews of the year ahead continue. Here's beer expert Stephen Beaumont with his take on what will shape the brewing industry over the next 12 months.

Carlsberg bins 0.0 lager in UK in preference of Carlsberg Nordic

9 Jan 2020

Carlsberg will drop the current alcohol-free version of its namesake lager brand in the UK, with Carlsberg Nordic set to replace Carlsberg 0.0 in the country.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

Carlsberg hands Somersby Cider production to Waterloo Brewing in Canada

20 Dec 2019

Waterloo Brewing has signed an agreement to produce Carlsberg’s Somersby Cider brand in the Canadian market. 

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2019

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis

17 Dec 2019

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however, about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.

Carlsberg targets Asia growth with new senior VP post

18 Nov 2019

Carlsberg has created a new senior position in its Asia business, with Denmark MD Søren Brinck lined up as the brewer's first senior VP for the region.

Heineken replaces Carlsberg as UEFA Euro sponsor for 2020 tournament

13 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its presence in European football, with its namesake beer replacing Carlsberg as the 'official beer' of the next UEFA Euro tournament.

Carlsberg to take full control of Cambodia's Cambrew

31 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has lined up the acquisition of the remaining stake in its joint-venture in Cambodia.

How has Carlsberg performed in YTD 2019? - results data

31 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has posted a slight slowing in its sales growth in 2019, with the top-line rising by just over 3% in the third quarter.

Carlsberg's Jacobsen Nordic Lager - Product Launch

31 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has partnered its Jacobsen brewing operations in Denmark with Canadian craft brewer Henderson for a limited-edition lager in the latter's domestic market.

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co

28 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

Carlsberg profits forecast upgrade bodes well for third-quarter results

28 Oct 2019

Carlsberg is set to report some strong third-quarter numbers from Western Europe and China this week, as noted by an earnings upgrade today.

Diageo’s Guinness urges fans to "have a pint of Carlsberg" following rugby defeat

21 Oct 2019

The marketing team behind Diageo's Guinness has told Ireland rugby union fans to drink rival beer Carlsberg following a World Cup defeat to New Zealand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

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

Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle

11 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

Carlsberg follows Beam Suntory defection with internal CCO recruitment

9 Oct 2019

Carlsberg is set to promote the head of its Brasseries Kronenbourg division in France to become its chief commercial officer.

Alcohol consumption plunges in Russia - WHO study

1 Oct 2019

Alcohol consumption in Russia has fallen by more than 40% in the 13 years to 2016, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Carlsberg to cut water usage in half at test brewery

25 Sep 2019

Carlsberg is to halve water usage at one of its breweries as it chases new sustainability targets.

Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Sep 2019

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.

Carlsberg launches review over India payment allegations

17 Sep 2019

Carlsberg has promised further investigations after a report claims the brewer allegedly paid off officials in India to smooth regulatory issues.

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.

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