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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.


Ian Shackleton | 18 Aug 2017

This month, former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton takes a long, hard look at marketing spend in the digital world, a better-than-expected results season and the return of green shoots for local spirits.


Andy Morton | 17 Aug 2017

"So far, so good," was the verdict from Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling yesterday after Carlsberg posted its first-half results.


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.

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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