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Russian consumers hamper Carlsberg's outlook - CFO 19 Aug 2015

Carlsberg's CFO has said the company is “a little more negative” on Russia's consumers after continued problems in the country forced a full-year forecast downgrade.

Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full 4 Mar 2015

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging country.

Comment - Carlsberg's Russian Reboot 29 Jan 2015

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes about the seriousness of the situation in its Eastern European stronghold.

Carlsberg chases lifeline but Russian fog remains 11 Nov 2014

It was more of the same for Carlsberg in its YTD results release yesterday as weakness in Eastern Europe continued to damage the bottom line.

Russia ready to rethink regulation - Carlsberg 10 Nov 2014

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close production sites.

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Russia cracks down on illegal alcohol - report 9 Oct 2015

Russia is to destroy seized illegal alcohol in a bid to stamp out a growing counterfeit market, a report has said.

Diageo switches Russian J&B distribution 11 Sep 2015

Diageo has signed a distribution agreement in Russia with Alcohol Siberian Group for its J&B Scotch whisky brand.

Russian brewers issue warning after bottle deal 20 Aug 2015

Brewers in Russia are to scrap their 1.5-litre PET bottle lines despite warning the move will drive consumers to illegal alcohol.

Roust takes on Bushmills distribution in Russia 29 May 2015

Roust Inc, the owner of Russian Standard vodka, is to take over distribution of Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Irish Whiskey in Russia.

Moscow to ban alcoholic energy drinks - report 24 Mar 2015

Authorities in Moscow are to ban alcoholic energy drinks in the city, according to local reports.

PepsiCo to close Russian juice plant 2 Mar 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed it is to shut one of its fruit juice plants in Russia.

Russia cuts minimum vodka price - report 4 Feb 2015

Russia has lowered its minimum vodka price by 16% as the country battles currency deflation and a falling global oil price, according to reports.

Carlsberg shuts two Russian breweries 29 Jan 2015

Carlsberg is to close two of its ten Russian breweries with the loss of up to 600 jobs.

Carlsberg freezes Russia salaries, new hires 28 Jan 2015

Carlsberg has confirmed it has introduced a freeze on salaries and hiring new staff in light of its on-going struggles in Russia.

Carlsberg keeps brewery options open in Russia 5 Jan 2015

Carlsberg says it has not ruled out closing some of its breweries in Russia after an analyst predicted two will shut down as the country's economic crisis deepens.

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Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.