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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 & cider

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Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has suggested that the US explosion in craft beer brands may be nearing an end, saying that consumers "get a bit tired of choice".

Earlier this week, just-drinks sparked its own Twitter mini-storm in the craft beer world, when I reported a few unguarded comments from Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, Carlos Brito. Beer drinkers, the head of the world's largest brewer told analysts in his third-quarter results call on Friday, "get a bit tired of choice".

The president & CEO of Molson Coors has echoed comments made last week by Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, claiming that US beer consumers are striving to make sense of the array of options in the craft beer space.

Molson Coors has seen its bottom line benefit from easy comparatives in the year-to-date, but sales remain under pressure.

Earlier today, Molson Coors reported its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, we look at the brewer's performance on a regional basis in the three months to the end of September.

Constellation Brands has agreed to purchase the Obregon Brewery from Anheuser-Busch InBev subsidiary Grupo Modelo.

Alcohol companies have long been criticised for their relationships with health and wellness. But, has the industry finally spotted an opportunity to capitalise on the trend? Ben Cooper investigates.

In Anheuser-Busch InBev's final set of quarterly results prior to its purchase of SABMiller, the brewer cut sales estimates for the year, after a third-quarter volumes drop in Brazil dragged down the nine-month performance.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has agreed to acquire Texas craft brewer Karbach.

Beam Suntory has hailed a healthy lift in sales in the year so far, although domestic beer has pulled down the top-line for parent Suntory Holdings.

The aims and achievements of the drinks sector's giants provide a strong lead to the industry's sustainability drive but progress will also hinge on engagement from small and medium-sized players. Ben Cooper looks at how recent actions by trade associations on both sides of the Atlantic will help improve sustainability standards among smaller drinks firms.


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