Coca-Cola HBC And Carlsberg Shut Facilities In Ukraine

By Dave Simpson
Coca-Cola HBC And Carlsberg Shut Facilities In Ukraine

Soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola HBC CCH.L has closed its plant in Ukraine, and asked staff in the country to remain at home following Russia's invasion of its former Soviet neighbour, a spokesperson has told Reuters via e-mail.

"We will keep this under review over the coming days," the company spokesperson said.

The company, one of Coca-Cola's KO.N many bottlers worldwide, also counts Russia among its largest markets.

Carlsberg Shuts Ukrainian Brewery In Lviv After Gas Supply Cut

The above news followed news that Carlsberg CARLB.CO has shut its brewery in Lviv, western Ukraine, after supplies of natural gas to the brewery were cut, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

Carlsberg Halts Operations At Two Breweries In Ukraine

All of the above news followed news that Danish brewer Carlsberg CARLB.CO said on Thursday 24 February that it has halted operations at two Ukrainian breweries in Kyiv and the southern city of Zaporizhzhya due to the escalating conflict in the country.


Carlsberg, the second-largest brewer in Ukraine with a 31% market share, had taken "several initiatives in Ukraine with the aim of taking care of the safety of our employees in the country," a spokeswoman said.

"We have stopped production at our breweries in Zaporizhzhya and Kyiv and have informed our employees to stay at home and follow the instructions of the Ukrainian authorities," she said.

Carlsberg has a third brewery in Ukraine, which is the aforementioned brewery in the western city of Lviv.

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