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Carlsberg closes two Russian breweries as Baltika attacks 'unbalanced' taxes and regulation

Carlsberg will close two breweries in Russia and reduce its capacity there by around 15%, with its local subsidiary Baltika Breweries blaming 'disproportionate' laws and taxes.


Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg tells it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says it could help cut its fossil fuel dependence despite initially only forming a...

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Special Brew review: Carlsberg ponders 9% ABV change

Carlsberg UK is reviewing its 500ml cans of Special Brew and Skol Super, as it pledges it will not sell any carbonated product with more than four units of alcohol...


Celebrating Beverage Brilliance! Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global beverage sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...


‘Big fight in a Mini business’: Super Bock glosses Portuguese beer battle with Sagres

Unicer’s innovation head explains how adding pull-off caps to 200ml ‘Mini’ beer bottles allowed the Super Bock brand to win back market share from Portuguese rival Sagres in the late...

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for...

EuroPack Summit 2014

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this month.

Carlsberg to adopt The Bowtie method to maximize level of expertise

Carlsberg is moving towards The Bowtie Method to maximize the level of interaction and expertise between its supply chain and procurement divisions

Carlsberg CEO warns of possible Russian brewery closures as Ukraine standoff bites

Carlsberg’s CEO warned today that its Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries is considering brewery closures due to a fragile consumer confidence affected by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.


Carlsberg steps up security at Malaysian brewery on Islamic State attack threat

Carlsberg tells it is maintaining heightened security at its Malaysian brewery near Kuala Lumpur, after sympathizers of terrorist organization Islamic State told police they had planned to attack the...


Premium brands will lead as China’s beer economy leapfrogs that of US

Now double the size of its American counterpart, China's beer market is an exciting place to be for international brewers in spite of protectionist controls put in place by its...

Fight to the Finnish? Carlsberg may fight $51m fine for alleged tax evasion

Carlsberg faces paying a DKK 317m fine after a Finnish court found the brewer guilty of tax evasion, according to reports.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich drums up new Carlsberg bottle

Carlsberg is releasing a limited edition aluminum beer bottle featuring Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, which will go onsale at 7-Eleven in Denmark in May 2014.

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Carlsberg’s Seth & Riley’s Garage shuns sweet flavors, garish colors

Carlsberg hopes that its new ‘hard lemon drink’ Seth & Riley’s Garage will attract young men aged 25+ seeking a transitional drink that moves them from sweet beverages to beer...

Efacec automates logistics for Carlsberg distributor

Efacec is to construct fully-automated logistics facilities for Portuguese brewery Unicer, a distributor for the Carlsberg group.

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Carlsberg Somersby cider sales soar in Portugal

The CEO of Portuguese brewer Unicer says he is 'very excited' by the momentum that Carlsberg brand Somersby is gaining in the country, where there is no history of hard...


Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes

The CEO of Portuguese beer giant Unicer insists his firm will target global growth without clashing with 44% shareholder Carlsberg.


Alcoholic Pepsi anyone? Carlsberg Sweden’s Lidl problem…

Carlsberg Sweden has launched an investigation after accidentally sending Pepsi MAX cans filled with a citrus-based alcopop to retail customer Lidl.

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Carlsberg offers Danish drinkers half price lager

Carlsberg is trialing a scheme in Denmark whereby drinkers in selected bars get half price beer in exchange for uploading pictures of themselves there to Instagram.

‘Young, free and flavored…’ A booming world beer category

Flavored or mixed beer is a booming US beer category tapping demand among younger drinkers – and strong global growth prospects are set to heighten competition among the big brewers. 

Carlsberg steps up Ukraine security amidst tense Russian military standoff

Carlsberg tells it is concerned by Ukraine’s tense military standoff with Russia in Crimea and is ramping-up security but insists it's too early to say how sales could be...

Deadly Ukraine violence has not hit Carlsberg beer sales…yet

Carlsberg’s CEO says that deadly clashes between police and opposition protestors in Ukraine have not hit beer sales yet but hinted that they could do so in future.


Carlsberg's Danish brewery solves yeast foam overflow problem

Carlsberg recently solved a yeast foam overflow problem in its flagship Denmark brewery in Fredericia by using a novel level switch supplied by Baumer.

Cider sparkles, Champagne lacks lustre? UK winners and losers in 2014

Cider’s upward UK trajectory will continue in 2014 but Champagne’s struggles against rivals including Prosecco, Cava and even English sparkling wines could continue, according to Mintel.

Carlsberg Grins and Russian Bears It: ‘We probably misjudged kiosk closure impact’

Carlsberg says the Russian beer market is ‘difficult’ and admits it misjudged the impact of kiosk closures and the blow this dealt its Baltika 7 brand in particular.