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Nigel Huddleston | 22 Mar 2018

When Carlsberg bought out the remaining 15% stake in the Russian Baltic Beverages Holding joint-venture in 2012, securing outright ownership, the group heralded the move as providing an immediate and enduring lift to its earnings. Fast-forward to February this year, and the Danish brewing giant revealed its financials for 2017, the end of a five-year span in which things in Russia not going according to plan has been a more persistent theme for the group.


Stephen Beaumont | 22 Mar 2018

If the principle lesson learned from just-drinks' analysis of Heineken's performance in the last five years is "don't panic", the overarching theme of Carlsberg's last half-decade of struggles might be the even more clichéd "don't put all your eggs in one basket". Said basket being, in this case, Russia.


Lucy Britner | 21 Mar 2018

Heritage, provenance and authenticity have become industry buzzwords: Marketing experts have us believe that they are the attributes consumers desire - and the attributes a brand should fudge at its peril. 


Richard Siddle | 6 Mar 2018

In mid-February, Heineken released its results for 2017. The brewer posted a 5% increase in sales for the 12 months, on a 3% lift in volumes. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Siddle considers Heineken's performance over the last five years.

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

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.


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.

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

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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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