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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.

This week in beer and cider

This week in beer and cider

just-drinks' beer commentator, Larry Nelson, starts his 2016 output by looking at three of the more recent brewing moves around the world.

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has discontinued its draught beer system Tap King in another blow for attempts to induce consumer demand for at-home kegs. 

Meeting the needs of the Millennial consumer is a tricky game. I know, because I am one and the one thing I can say for certain about us is that we love a paradox. I, and my fellow Millennials, are the living embodiment of the term 'juxtaposition'.

ThaiBev subsidiary Fraser & Neave has confirmed speculation that it has "expressed an interest to acquire" SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch brands.

Diageo's sales dropped 5% in the first half of its financial year but underlying performance stayed solid as Smirnoff returned to growth in the US.

Reconciling two prevalent trends in the alcohol sector – moderation and premiumisation – represents one of the critical challenges facing alcohol marketers, writes Ben Cooper. Particularly as they seek to attract and retain young adult consumers.

Molson Coors has raised estimated cashflow for its fourth quarter, however sales are expected to come in lower than the year prior.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on speculation that it is looking to retain SABMiller's stake in the owner of Snow, the world's largest lager brand.

Last week, the World Economic Forum released the eleventh annual edition of its Global Risks Report, which quantifies and compares the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks facing businesses around the world. just-drinks presents the report's key findings.


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