This week in beer and cider

This week in beer and cider

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Carlsberg's increased focus on non-alcoholic beer paid off in the first quarter, as demand in developed markets helped drive a small sales gain despite weakness in Western Europe for its flagship lager.

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country prepares to suffer from World Cup fever.

The head of Carlsberg has hailed the performance of the group's 'strategic priority' brands, as both its 'craft & speciality' and 'alcohol-free' segments saw strong growth in the first quarter of 2018.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Corona Mexican beer has overtaken Skol to retake its crown as Latin America's most valuable brand.

Molson Coors has got off to a poor start to this year, with sales falling in the first quarter across all reporting regions.

Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter has promised his company will deliver on its full-year targets despite an "unusual" Q1 that saw sales and volumes sag.

C&C Group has secured the UK & Ireland distribution rights to Tsingtao after the Chinese beer brand parted company with Halewood Wines & Spirits.

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel has posted its fourth-straight full-year sales gain as it invested behind its premium brands.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has pledged to convert all of its US distribution vehicles to renewable energy after signing a deal for 800 hydrogen-electric semi-trucks.