This week in beer & cider

This week in beer & 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 has maintained its low-single-digit growth of the top line in 2017, as the second half of the year benefited from the sales lift in the first six months.

In early-February, Carlsberg reported full-year results for 2017. Sales in the 12 months inched up by 1% in organic terms, as a flat second half followed a 2% lift in the first six months of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the brewer's performance in 2017 on a regional basis.

Carlsberg's full-year 2017 results this week have revealed both gains and losses for the brewer, with more to come as we head into 2018.

Diageo's North American division has appointed Nuno Teles to the role of president, Diageo Beer Co USA. 

Heineken's US unit has appointed a new CMO, after the previous incumbent moved to Diageo.

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has outlined plans for a CZK2bn (US$98m) investment to increase capacity.

Carlsberg has strengthened its position in Southern Europe after taking full control of Greece's Olympic Brewery.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has opened a new brewery in central China to produce beer specifically for the country's growing craft market.

BrewDog has outlined plans to build AUD30m (US$23.6m) brewery in Australia - its second outside of the UK - as it looks to feed demand in the country and grow exports to Asia.

UK beer volumes edged up slightly last year however on-premise performance slumped for the 17th year in a row, new figures show.