Tuesday 29 September at 5pm
Strong performances in the UK and Poland helped Carlsberg gain market share in Western Europe over the third quarter. But profits for the year to 30 September still fell by 12%, the Danish brewer announced today, as the overall beer market in Europe continued to decline.
Drinks producers have lined up to criticise Scots plans for a minimum price per unit of alcohol. The Minimum Pricing (Alcohol) (Scotland) bill was published today, paving the way for a minimum tariff to be imposed on each unit of alcohol in drinks north of the border.
Inflation slowed in October, according to the latest government figures. The Office for National Statistics today said its Retail Price Index measured inflation at 5.4% in October, marking a slight easing from the 5.6% rate seen the month before.
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