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Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Why consumers don't know about sustainable efforts

A recently-published study suggests consumers may not be as drawn to Anheuser-Busch InBev's new 100% renewable electricity icon as the brewe...

Stephen Beaumont | 29 May 2018

If there is a single overriding lesson to be learned from just-drinks' analysis of Anheuser-Busch InBev's performance over the last five years, it is one more obvious than a pint of IPA at a Champagne tasting. Put bluntly, that lesson is: Global expansion + cost reduction = increased profitability.

Lucy Britner | 2 May 2018

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country prepares to suffer from World Cup fever.

Andy Morton | 1 May 2018

On 1 May, Carlsberg released its results for the first quarter of 2018. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of March rose by 2% on the corresponding period a year earlier, on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the quarter.

Ian Shackleton | 26 Apr 2018

Our in-house analyst is back, fresh from a raft of first-quarter results announcements. This month, Ian Shackleton runs the rule over the drinks companies' recent performances, while also praising Pernod and trolling Twitter.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 8 May 2018

As the man in charge of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and SABMiller's other European brands sold off after its takeover, Hector Gorosabel had a front-row seat for the dismantlement of one of the world's major brewers. Then, Asahi came calling and offered him the chance to lead his former charges in a fresh direction for the Japanese giant. In a two-part interview with just-drinks, Gorosabel discusses how he came to accept his new role, and reveals the behind-the-scenes emotions as SABMiller went out of existence.

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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2018

Carlsberg has unveiled a way to package multi-pack can formats without the use of plastic, a proposition that could reduce global plastic waste by around 1,200 tonnes per year.

Andy Morton | 29 Aug 2018

Carlsberg is to increase capacity at its biggest European brewer with a EUR100m (US$117m) investment.

Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 2018

China overtook Russia to become Carlsberg's biggest market in the first half of this year, with the brewer expressing an interest in further M&A activity in Asia.

Olly Wehring | 16 Aug 2018

Carlsberg enjoyed a healthy second quarter of 2018, with growth in the overall first-half of the year outpacing the increase posted in Q1.

Lucy Britner | 13 Aug 2018

Carlsberg has taken majority control of its Cambodian beer JV.

Lucy Britner | 4 Jul 2018

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery have opened a craft brewing facility in Lithuania.

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2018

Carlsberg has lost a member of its supervisory board, but gained a senior VP of digital business transformation.

Lucy Britner | 4 May 2018

Carlsberg has said it expects the alcohol-free beer category to grow faster than beer, as it announces new alcohol-free brand Birell.

Lucy Britner | 2 May 2018

The head of Carlsberg has hailed the performance of the group's 'strategic priority' brands, as both its 'craft & speciality' and 'alcohol-free' segments saw strong growth in the first quarter of 2018.

Andy Morton | 1 May 2018

Carlsberg's increased focus on non-alcoholic beer paid off in the first quarter, as demand in developed markets helped drive a small sales gain despite weakness in Western Europe for its flagship lager.

Andy Morton | 30 Apr 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Corona Mexican beer has overtaken Skol to retake its crown as Latin America's most valuable brand.

Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.

Olly Wehring | 28 Mar 2018

The UK division of Carlsberg is set to release a premium-positioned extension of the San Miguel beer brand.

Stuart Todd | 16 Mar 2018

Carlsberg is readying a modernisation programme at its Kronenbourg brewery in France, three years after the group invested in adapting the site's operations to handle other SKUs.

Andy Morton | 13 Mar 2018

Carlsberg has launched a new beer that is a rebrew of a lager first brewed in 1883.

Andy Morton | 9 Mar 2018

An analyst has cast doubts on reports claiming that Heineken is to sell the Chinese rights to its flagship lager to China Resources Beer for US$1bn.

Olly Wehring | 28 Feb 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has secured ‘official beer’ status for Budweiser with both the England national football team and its home ground of Wembley Stadium.

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.

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

Carlsberg A/S in Beer (World)

Carlsberg A/S in Beer (World)

Challenging conditions persist in Carlsberg’s core European markets; macroeconomic difficulties in Eastern Europe and a maturity-driven slowdown in Western Europe. As a result, the company continues t...

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Beer in Sweden

Beer in Sweden

Sweden’s economy performed well in 2016 and 2017, enabling consumers to try more expensive, local and specialised products. Average unit price increased due to growing sales of ale, mainly IPAs (India...

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Sweden

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Sweden

Younger Swedes tend to be more flexible with their consumption habits than their parents, being more willing to try out new products, especially those with a lower alcohol content thanks to increasing...

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