This weeks top beer & cider coverage on just-drinks

This week's top beer & cider coverage on just-drinks

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.

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

The head of Constellation Brands has said recently-launched Corona Premier has exceeded expectations at the company.

Ever since a beer-assisted business boom - the taper having been lit by the takeover of the Corona and Modelo brands in the US - sent its share price rocketing, Constellation Brands has made its investors a lot of money. Company stock has more than quadrupled in the past five years, buoyed by a consistent procession of quarterly sales jumps and earnings increases.

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery have opened a craft brewing facility in Lithuania.

Ball Corp is to close one of its 13 beverage packaging plants in Brazil.

Duvel Moortgat has rolled out its lower abv Vedett beer to the UK market.

Curious Brewery, the beer unit of English winery Chapel Down, has launched a second addition to its series of limited-edition batch beers.

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during May.