Carlsberg warns of rising beer prices

10 November, 2010

Carlsberg is warning of price increases in most of its international markets because of a rise in its own costs.

The brewer admits it has underestimated the effects of an increase in raw materials, partly driven by a poor grain harvest in Russia which has pushed up barley prices.

Chief executive Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen told the Financial Times: “We are facing higher input costs than previously expected and this will require price increases across most of our markets.”

In this week’s OLN Beer Report, Carlsberg emerges as the off-trade’s fourth best selling beer, with sales up 13% in the year to October 2.

Bookmark this

Site Search


English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

Click for more »
Upcoming events


Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know