Carlsberg-Tetley is claiming the high ground as the fastest growing brewer during the millennium festivities. It said its total beer sales were 73% up on last year's Christmas and New Year period three and half times higher than the beer market as a whole. This gave the brewer its highest market share (6.4%) in four years. Sales volume of Tetley's Original was up 81%, Tetley's Smoothflow was up 60%, and Carlsberg lager grew seven times faster than the market. Head of marketing Doug Clydesdale said: "This performance has been outstanding and we plan to keep up the momentum." Scottish Courage reported good performance from other brands Foster's up 195% Kronenbourg 1664 and John Smith's. Trading director Gordon Johncox said: "The top 10 brands accounted for more than half of all sales in multiple grocers, doubling their share compared with two years ago and reaching an all time high. "Nearly half of beer sales in multiples were in 24 packs, with 12 packs the main loser. Their share dropped from 15% to 24%, while 24 packs increased to 46% from 33%." {{DRINKS }}