This weeks beer and cider coverage on just-drinks

This week's beer and 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.

Heineken has said it will work to satisfy UK concerns after competition authorities threatened a full investigation into its planned acquisition of Punch Taverns outlets.

Sapporo's Canadian beer unit, Sleeman Breweries, has said it is seeking a quick end to a factory dispute after 80 workers went on strike.

Our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton has focused his attention this month on the post-election outlook in the UK and how macro uncertainty diminishes the role of the analyst. He also examines the latest data from The IWSR and laments that young people seem to be drinking less.

Carlsberg has said it plans to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage across all of its breweries by 2030.

This month, our resident beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, has spotted a link between beer's missed opportunity in the restaurant channel and the propensity of some brewers to plump for cans as their preferred packaging.

A new Nielsen survey has revealed the importance of craft beer design, with two thirds of US craft buyers saying that packaging is a major influence on their purchasing decisions.

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue dominating its fallout. Ben Cooper assesses the likelihood of a significant change in the UK's Brexit strategy.

It's been a while, but one of our former beer commentators is back on just-drinks. In a guest-posting, Pete Brown considers what it takes to pull together an attention-grabbing awards submission.