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Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

This week in beer & cider

This week in beer & cider

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2016. Here is the top 50.

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its chart listing the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms. Here is the top 50.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has lined up a Lime-A-Rita campaign in the country, designed to attract female consumers.

Heineken has lined up a GBP2.5m (US$3m) marketing budget to support the launch of the non-alcoholic iteration of its namesake lager brand in the UK market.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed to just-drinks that its chief sales officer has left the group.

St Austell Brewery is to build a new production site for Bath Ales that will double capacity for the brewery it acquired last year.

Heineken's UK unit has launched a higher abv variant of its Desperados brand as it looks to capitalise on late-night drinking. 

C&C Group's Tennent's lager is to display the UK chief medical officer's revised alcohol-intake guidelines on its packaging.

This week, the winners of this year's International Brewing & Cider Awards were announced. Here is the list of gold, silver and bronze winners.

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest in sustainability, coupled with the need to account for risks related to climate change, make it likely more major companies will follow suit. Ben Cooper reports.


Sectors: Beer & cider

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