Carlsberg Group is the fourth largest brewer in the world. Our extensive port- folio of beer brands provides a beer for every occasion and palate. Our flagship brand, Carlsberg, is one of the best- known beer brands in the world, and Baltika, Carlsberg, Tuborg and Kronen- bourg are among the biggest brands in Europe. In addition, we have a wide range of leading beer brands in local markets. Our business is focused in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia, where we have strong market positions. The rest of the world is mainly serviced through export or license agreements.
Western Europe: Carlsberg is the second largest brewer in Western Europe, and in 2012 they had a 40bp market growth in this area.
Eastern Europe: Carlsberg holds a strong no. 1 position in the region’s main market, Russia, and very strong positions in the other markets in the region. In 2012 they had a 38,2% market share in the area.
Asia: Carlsberg’s Asian portfolio of businesses consists of mature markets such as Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as investments in growing beer markets such as China, India and Vietnam. In 2012 their organic beer volume growth was 9%. China is the worlds largest beer market.
Carlsberg and the Market:
For more than tree decades, Carlsberg has been one of the largest commercial sponsors of professional football, and Carlsberg beer and football are almost inseparable. * Since 2008, stadium beer sales has gone up 40%
* There has been 6.6 million visitors to fan parks
* There has been 1 million cups of beer sold during half-time at the final * There was 3 million users of Carlsberg’s EURO 2012-app. Western European market: THE WESTERN EUROPEAN BEER MARKET WAS CHALLENGING IN 2012, IMPACTED BY DIFFICULT CONSUMER DYNAMICS AS WELL AS POOR WEATHER DURING THE SUMMER IN SOME MARKETS. Eastern European market: OVERALL, THE EASTERN EUROPEAN BEER MARKETS WERE FLAT FOR THE YEAR, ALTHOUGH WITH SOME VARIATIONS BETWEEN THE QUARTERS. Asian market: MOST OF OUR ASIAN BEER MARKETS SHOWED STRONG GROWTH MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CHINA WAS IMPACTED BY BAD WEATHER LATE IN THE YEAR AND A SLIGHT SLOWDOWN IN OVERALL GROWTH.
Carlsbergs focus concerning the macro environment: see corporate social responsibility report COMPETITORS
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