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Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2017

Today, Carlsberg reported a 2% rise in first-half sales, with profits up by 23%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewer's figures in the period by region.


Olly Wehring | 15 Aug 2017

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


Ian Shackleton | 12 Jul 2017

This month, our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton considers how best to grow your top-line, considers that the next round of results will throw up and looks at how his stock picks have performed so far.


Ben Cooper | 11 Jul 2017

Last month, Carlsberg unveiled ambitious long-term sustainability targets, including a commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030. The company's sustainability director, Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, spoke with Ben Cooper about the rationale behind the new long-range targets.

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 | 6 Oct 2011

It's almost two years since Anheuser-Busch InBev offloaded most of its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to CVC Capital for an initial US$2.2bn. Since the sale, CVC's beer business in the region, StarBev, has largely operated under the radar. High time, then, that we caught up with StarBev's CEO (and ex-InBev man), Alain Beyens. just-drinks deputy editor Chris Mercer flew to Prague to meet him.

Latest News

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.


Andy Morton | 17 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is holding three days of masterclasses, demonstrations and workshops as part of a San Miguel consumer campaign in London.


Andy Morton | 11 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is to launch a range of small-batch beers in Lithuania through a fresh tie-up with Brooklyn Brewery.


Lucy Britner | 3 Jul 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit has secured the purchase of craft brewery London Fields.


Lucy Britner | 28 Jun 2017

Carlsberg's Hong Kong unit has created a craft beer range in collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery, for the Hong Kong market. 


Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2017

Carlsberg has said it plans to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage across all of its breweries by 2030.


Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2017

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a signal for businesses to reaffirm their commitment to the environment, according to the head of Carlsberg.


Lucy Britner | 1 Jun 2017

Carlsberg's UK unit has outlined plans to shutter several sites around the country as is presses on with the closure of its distribution services.  


Lucy Britner | 17 May 2017

Carlsberg has confirmed the appointment of Nilesh Patel to the role of managing director for the firm's Indian unit. 


Lucy Britner | 8 May 2017

The head of Carlsberg has flagged that a decision from the Vietnamese Government on the future of takeover target Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco) is in the offing.


Olly Wehring | 4 May 2017

Carlsberg has reported a healthy start to 2017, with first-quarter sales rising at double the rate of the corresponding period last year.


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.


Lucy Britner | 21 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has rolled out a new Tuborg to the Indian market.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has spent GBP15m (US$m) on its latest UK campaign as it tries to create "thumbstoppable" content for today's saturated digital market.


Lucy Britner | 31 Mar 2017

Carlsberg has confirmed reports that strategy head Massimo Di Dia will leave the company. 


Lucy Britner | 27 Mar 2017

Carlsberg's Swedish unit has replaced its non-alcoholic beer in the market with an organic variant. 


Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.


Lucy Britner | 13 Mar 2017

The drinks industry has hailed a move by the European Commission to allow alcohol companies to propose their own labelling guidelines. 

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 - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Carlsberg A/S - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships &

Marketline's Carlsberg A/S Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments,...

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Carlsberg Danmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Carlsberg Danmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Craft beer and low alcohol/alcohol-free beer are specifically mentioned as focus areas in Carlsberg Danmark’s Sail’22 strategy. The strategy maps Carlsberg Danmark’s growth direction for the time peri...

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Carlsberg Hungary Kft in Alcoholic Drinks (Hungary)

Carlsberg Hungary Kft in Alcoholic Drinks (Hungary)

The main strategy of Carlsberg Hungary is to maintain its strong position amongst the strongest beer importers in Hungary, and retain its leading position in cider with the Somersby brand. The company...

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