The week in beer and cider on just-drinks

The week in beer and cider on just-drinks

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the analysts are saying about UK-listed beverage companies, and those that have an interest in the UK consumer.

?Carlsberg will cease to run its own distribution services in the UK. The company's UK unit said today it will no longer provide porterage services and plans to transfer its remaining logistics operations to DHL Tradeteam during 2017 and 2018

Corporate sustainability strategies are about balancing commercial priorities with environmental and social concerns. Ben Cooper asks whether Heineken has struck the right balance with its decision to embrace motorsport sponsorship.

An analyst has heaped further misery on C&C Group, saying the Magners owner will "suffer severely" from the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.

New research has suggested that warmer than average weather across Europe helped curtail continuing downward consumption trends for drinks in the first three months of 2016. 

Molson Coors is to raise US$6.8bn in a bond sale to help fund its purchase of MillerCoors.

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has handed down conditional approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.

The CEO of Constellation Brands has said craft beer acquisition Ballast Point's strong performance is down to "real beer aficionados" who are looking for a "real beer".