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Will the World Cup give Carlsberg a boost?

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...

A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

Comment - Heineken's move for Pivovarna Lasko

Nine months after Pivovarna Lasko hung out the 'for sale' sign, Heineken has emerged as the Slovenian firm's favoured suitor – or should tha...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part II 28 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


The just-drinks Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I 26 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

AS Liviko's Admiral von Bellingshausen Vodka - Product Launch 17 Jun 2019

Olly Wehring

Estonia-based AS Liviko has released a vodka brand to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent of Antarctica by Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.


PepsiCo forms JV to buy Serbian mineral water firm Knjaz Milos 10 Jun 2019

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is to take control of Serbian mineral water producer Knjaz Miloš through a new joint venture.


How did Coca-Cola Icecek perform in Q1 2019? - results data 3 May 2019

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola Icecek has enjoyed a healthy start to 2018, with first-quarter sales rising despite a dip in volumes.


Amber Beverage Group's Moskovskaya flavoured vodka range - Product Launch 11 Apr 2019

Olly Wehring

Amber Beverage Group has launched a permanent line of Russian-themed flavoured vodkas under its Moskovskaya brand.


Budejovicky Budvar breaks 1m-hectolitre barrier for exports in 2018 - market data 11 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

Budejovicky Budvar enjoyed another record year for exports in 2018, according to figures released today.


Heineken goes regional in Poland as Grupa Zywiec snaps up Browar Namyslow 13 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

Heineken has increased the size of its footprint in Poland, with its Grupa Zywiec unit in the country lining up the acquisition of Browar Namyslów.



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