Carlsberg cutting 2,000 jobs

Savings plan designed to boost profits by 2 billion kroner by 2018

Beer giant Carlsberg has announced it is cutting 2,000 jobs – far more than was previously believed. The company is in the midst of a huge restructuring program, according to its third quarter report.

Carlsberg is working to improve its earnings following a Q3 loss due to its struggling Russian and Chinese businesses.

The new cost-cutting program unifies previous and new cost savings and contains writedowns and restructuring costs of 10 billion Danish kroner for the 2015-17 period, of which around 8.5 billion kroner will be charged in 2015.

Deep cuts
The program is expected to deliver annual benefits of 1.5 to 2 billion kroner by 2018.

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The 2,000 job cuts – about 15 percent of the company’s workforce – are 700 more than Carlsberg had announced previously.