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Cider predicted to sparkle again

UK shoppers spend £1.06bn a year on off sales cider and perry and 12% of that is spent in Scotland, according to the latest market report from Westons Cider. …

The craft of storytelling

CRAFT and premium will be the key trends in beer and cider this year, according to big brand owners, and they have introduced a series of new products to make …

Quality better than quantity

CONSUMERS are drinking less cider but spending more, with volumes down but the demand for quality up, says Aston Manor Cider. And it says this makes it …

The new champion

PREMIUM bottled ale McEwan’s Champion has launched a special edition with an added ingredient. McEwan’s Champion Whisky Edition, in 500ml bottles, is a …

Cider goes spicey

SWEDISH cider brand Rekorderlig is to launch a Spiced Plum flavour. The limited edition will replace the brand’s Winter Cider, which was launched in 2009. …

Long drinks in Olympics sales surge

HOT weather and the Olympics in Rio combined to boost demand for alcohol, according to researcher Nielsen. Beer and cider were the big winners, with the …

Cider shows c-store plus

IS there a strong convenience channel effect on cider sales? Does the apple-based drink, including all its modern flavoured varieties, perform significantly …

Apple bites back

APPLE ciders carrying heritage brands are making a comeback, according to Debs Carter, marketing director, alcohol at SHS Drinks. Quoting Nielsen Scantrack …

Packs going premium

INDEPENDENT cider maker, Aston Manor, has repacked its Kingstone Press and Knights brands. The Kingstone Press makeover is designed to give the brand a more …

Stars launch the new look

LUCKY stars under the caps on new-look bottles will win Stella Artois Cidre consumers prizes ranging from limited-edition chalices to an adventure on a Fijian …

Sweden in the mix

SWEDISH cider Rekorderlig, which is brewed at a family-owned fourth generation brewery in Vimmerby and is now handled by Molson Coors in the UK, launched its …

Golden arrows

BRITAIN’S biggest-selling cider Strongbow has become an official partner of Team GB in Rio Olympics this year. Major activity across the summer will include …

Flavours of the summer

CIDER manufacturers have worked hard to sell cider throughout the year but it remains true that good summer weather helps cider sales considerably, one reason …

Three up for the cup

Drinks giant follows strawberry and cucumber with a 2016 trio IT’S not unusual to see flavoured cider launches and limited-edition releases in, or ahead of, …

Aiming for the top

MAGNERS this month unveils new packaging in a move that will be backed by a major media campaign including TV, outdoor, radio, sampling, PR and social media …

Fruit still rising

CIDER may have begun to struggle after an impressive boom but fruit cider brand Kopparberg argues the key young adult products within cider category are fruit …