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Carlsberg to axe 2,000 jobs and cut UK production

Carlsberg plans to cut about 2,000 white-collar jobs worldwide and scale back on beer production at its brewery in Northampton.

Carlsberg workers take industrial action: Unite

Nearly 200 Carlsberg engineers, brewers, processors and packers will take part in an a continuous ban on overtime and work-to-rule on Thursday (October 1), after the firm imposed what Unite...

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...

Beverage bites: News up to July 31, 2015

Tea with ‘alcohol at potentially intoxicating levels’ recall; Blue Moon in Canada; & if Carlsberg did cases

A fermented tea brand is recalling products which could contain alcohol ‘at levels that may be intoxicating,’ while Ball announces it will close its Bristol, US, can end plant. Meanwhile,...

'Brewers shouldn’t fear society’s drive towards healthy living' - but it’s not all plain sailing, warns industry body

Increased information about beer will help consumers fit the beverage into a balanced diet - but The Brewers of Europe warns ‘misguided’ policies from governments and public health advocates damage...

Product launches in the beverage aisle

What’s hitting the shelves? Ginger Ninja juice, vodka for women, Twix shakes and more

M&M’s peanut thick shakes, sweet and spicy Ginger Nija juice, and art-inspired vodka: just some of the beverages springing onto shelves across the globe.

Carlsberg boosts Chinese beers and flagship brands with full Wusu ownership

Carlsberg says it is building both local beers and international premium brands in China, as it gains full ownership of Wusu Beer Group.  

Heineken and Carlsberg back brewers’ pledge for nutritional labeling on beer

Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer. 

Malt beverage brands must innovate to maintain impressive growth: Canadean

The global malt beverage industry has grown by 42% over just five years, with particularly fast growth in MENA, says market research body Canadean. 


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

Carlsberg will close two breweries in Russia and cut 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...

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.

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