Molson Coors UK has acquired the rights to Swedish cider Rekorderlig in the UK – its first foray into the premium cider category.
More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by the UK HM Revenue and Customs as part of a six-week crackdown on smuggling.
A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating brands’ new product development focus across the UK wine, cider and spirits categories.
The Pimm’s Cider Cup has been the most successfully launched cider innovation in the UK over the last 12 months, parent-company Diageo has claimed.
Cider will grow around 5% annually for the next five years thanks to the category strengthening its position in the US, Australia and South Africa, a market report has said.
This week’s roundup features a birthday gift for Becks, a sparkling bash for Dom Perignon ’05, and some shady gents at a Madeira tasting.
Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.
Claiming to be “the world’s first frozen cider”, Kopparberg is set to launch a range of flavoured frozen beverage pouches designed to accompany the improving weather.
Magners owner C&C Group has brought together its three separate businesses in a bid to streamline operations ahead of some “exciting developments” in 2015.
Amid rumoured mergers and premiumisation, Amin Alkhatib, drinks analyst at Euromonitor, shares his top strategies for beer and cider in 2015.
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