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Highlights of 2018: Cannabis, coffee, craft beer and more

By Rachel Arthur

It's been another busy year in the big world of beverages. From cannabis to coffee and from Coca-Cola to craft beer, we take a look at some of the key moments that have hit the headlines in 2018 - and that will continue to shape the industry as we...

Sproutly positions itself for North America’s cannabis explosion

By Beth Newhart

With the US poised to sign a farm bill that will legalize hemp production, and Canada’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, North America is on the brink of a CBD revolution. Food, beverage and ingredients companies are all looking to get in...

Products containing CBD do not provide a ‘high’ as often associated with marijuana and can be sold anywhere in the US.

Sprig CBD sodas expand to nine states

By Beth Newhart

After being one of the earliest developers of THC-infused beverages, California-based Sprig entered the CBD market this year with a line of CBD sparkling sodas. These sodas are now sold at retailers in nine states.

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Alcohol sales still growing in the face of cannabis legalization

By Beth Newhart

The nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada went into effect last week, with many concerned about what the new market could do to beer, wine and liquor sales. But TABS Analytics’ 2018 BevAlc study found no reason start worrying--yet....

Cannabis is an offensive, not defensive, move for the Constellation Brands, says CEO Rob Sands. Pic:getty/eyegelb

‘The emerging cannabis space is potentially one of the most significant global growth opportunities of the next decade’

Constellation Brands: ‘The cannabis space is opening up much more rapidly than originally expected’

By Rachel Arthur

Beer and wine giant Constellation Brands made headlines this year by announcing its investment of $4bn USD in Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth. Rob Sands, CEO of Constellation Brands, says that the cannabis space is opening up much more rapidly...

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