Carlsberg will release its Q1 results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the first three months of the year.
- Carlsberg started the year by saying it had not ruled out closing some of its breweries in Russia after an analyst predicted two will shut down because of the country's economic difficulties.
- Later in January, Carlsberg said it was considering cutting the abvs of super-strength lager brands Special Brew and Skol Super in the UK as part of the government's Responsibility Deal in the country.
- At the end of the month, the Danish brewer said it was aiming to produce what it claims will be the world's first fully-biodegradable beer bottle.
- A few days later Carlsberg made the first move to cut costs in Russia – a freeze on salaries and hiring new staff.
- The next day it said it would close two of its ten Russian breweries with the loss of up to 600 jobs.
- Then in February, as Carlsberg released its full-year results, the company announced the pending departure of CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen.
- At the end of February, Carlsberg said it would invest EUR12m (US$13.6m) this year at its Brasseries Kronenbourg brewery in eastern France.
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