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Migration has increased globally, and with it, beer options have expanded. Pic: ©GettyImages/rez-art

China now drinks more Budweiser than the US

By Beth Newhart

Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue.

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AB InBev: Barley is the ‘initial touchpoint’ for sustainability

By Beth Newhart

Barley is not only the starting point for quality beer: it’s also the initial touchpoint for improved sustainability efforts, says AB InBev. As the brewer celebrates 50 years of partnership with barley growers in Idaho Falls in the US, it’s now looking...

The good news: growth in brand Heineken. The bad news: below-average margins in Brazil Pic:Getty/bizoon

Heineken: ‘Economic conditions are expected to remain volatile’

By Rachel Arthur

Heineken champions the performance of brand Heineken, with volume up 7.5% and the promising roll-out of non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0. But the company reported lower operating profit margin across the business in HY2018 and has cut its guidance for full-year...

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‘Bountiful 2018 harvest’ predicted for US hops

By Rachel Arthur

The 2018 Pacific Northwest hop acreage is forecasted to increase to a record high, while US hop grower Hopsteiner says advances in technology will further boosts this year’s harvest.

Lion acquires London craft brewer, Fourpure Brewing Co

Lion acquires London craft brewer, Fourpure Brewing Co

By Rachel Arthur

Australian-headquartered Lion has acquired London craft brewer Fourpure Brewing Co. And while Fourpure says the beer and culture will remain the same, it wants to embrace the opportunities the acquisition brings: ‘We truly hope you will see some change,...

‘Strong start’ for Corona Premier, says Constellation Brands

‘Strong start’ for Corona Premier, says Constellation Brands

By Rachel Arthur

Corona Premier and Corona Familiar – the first major Corona innovations in over 25 years – are already exceeding expectations, says Constellation Brands; while it is also experimenting with premium spiked refresher Corona Refresca in test markets....

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