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Post date: 05/26/2015 - 17:06

Carlsberg cuts 180 staff

Carlsberg has cut 180 jobs worldwide as it continues to readjust to heavy losses in Eastern Europe.

The Danish brewer said the cuts, announced to staff last week, fell on its head office in Copenhagen and regional units. About 75 of the jobs were in Carlsberg's headquarters, with the rest in international markets.

Carlsberg said the cuts were partly down to challenges in Russia, where falling beer demand drove a 20% decrease in group profits in 2014. Russia is Carlsberg's largest market and, along with other Eastern European countries, accounts for about a quarter of overall sales.

Carlsberg has cut 180 jobs worldwide as it continues to readjust to heavy losses in Eastern Europe.

The Danish brewer said the cuts, announced to staff last week, fell on its head office in Copenhagen and regional units. About 75 of the jobs were in Carlsberg's headquarters, with the rest in international markets.

Carlsberg said the cuts were partly down to challenges in Russia, where falling beer demand drove a 20% decrease in group profits in 2014. Russia is Carlsberg's largest market and, along with other Eastern European countries, accounts for about a quarter of overall sales.

Carlsberg's CEO, Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen, hosted his last quarterly financial announcement this month as he prepares to step down on 15 June. He will be replaced by Cees‘t Hart, the current CEO of Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina.