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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.

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Constellation Brands is targeting a continued double-digit sales rise performance from its booming beer division in fiscal-2019, with combined wine & spirits operations projected to grow in the low-single-digit range.

Constellation's US beer business is "hitting on all cylinders" thanks to a combination of strong consumer reception, effective marketing and distribution gains, according to CEO Rob Sands.

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excited then, they're even more excited now.

UK brewer Adnams has launched an alcohol-free version of its Ghost Ship beer, described as "a refreshing option for everyone wishing to enjoy a beer free from alcohol".

Former senior Diageo executive Peter McDonough has joined the board of Trait Biosciences, a Toronto-based bio-technology company operating in the nascent cannabis industry.

Alcohol producers in the European Union risk the imposition of mandatory labelling for their wares, as a voluntary code has received another knock-back from the European Commission.

The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised a new trade deal which reaffirms commitments on the sale and distribution of beverage alcohol - although retaliatory tariffs on US spirits exports to Mexico and Canada continue.

A drinks industry designer has launched an initiative for fellow designers to come up with solutions to tackle increasing legislation around packaging labels for alcohol and full-sugar drinks brands.


Sectors: Beer & cider

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