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.
Britvic has sustained a slight dip in fourth quarter volumes, as the market for carbonates continues to show more fizz than still drinks. Volumes in the three months to 20 October slipped 0.4%, the company reported today.
Heineken has sold Scots ale brand McEwan’s to independent brewer Wells & Young’s. The deal also includes the Younger’s beer brand as well as the 17% of the Courage beer brands still held by Heineken.
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