UK weather causes cider sales boom

Annual cider sales have exceeded the £1bn threshold for the first time since 2014 due to good weather in Britain at the start of its summer.

Jack Daniel's launches new cider

Jack Daniel’s, from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a cider for the UK on and off-trade markets.

Magners launches new Dark Fruit cider in Scotland

Magners has launched its new Dark Fruit cider made from blackcurrant and blackberry which will go on sale in Scotland from April.

Kopparberg launch Raspberry Light

Swedish cider producer Kopparberg has announced the launch of Raspberry Light in the UK.

Irish craft cider for France

House of Beer, a France subsidiary of Carlsberg, has announced a deal to supply Nohoval Drinks’ Finnbarra Dry Irish Craft Cider to France.

UK drinks can market exceeds 4.8bn

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK drinks can manufacturers have announced a record 4.835 billion can deliveries were made in the first half of 2014.

UK chancellor freezes alcohol duty accelerator

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the UK’s chief finance minister, has frozen the controversial so-called alcohol duty accelerator on spirits and standard cider.

Heineken unveils initiative for UK on-trade

Heineken UK has unveiled a raft of new products and some fresh initiatives to tempt people back into pubs and hopefully drink Heineken drinks.

Jim Beam launches Hardcore Cider

Beam’s newest Jim Beam is Red Stag by Jim Beam Hardcore Cider.

SABMiller signs agreement with Kopparberg

SABMiller plc and Kopparberg Brewery AB have announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement for the long term licensing of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets.

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Heineken reels in Strongbow for US expansion

Heineken has announced it will take the US distribution of its global-leading cider brand, Strongbow, in-house from next year.

C&C launches Magners Berry cider in UK

C&C Group has extended its UK cider portfolio with the launch of Magners Berry, a pear cider blended with strawberries, blackcurrants and raspberries.

UK: Cider drinkers outnumber lager drinkers

More people in the UK drink cider than lager, according to Westons Cider. 

International Cider Challenge open for entries

Entries are now being taken for the International Cider Challenge.

Ireland: Longueville House Cider launches

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

Somerset Cider Brandy gets EU protection

UK: Somerset Cider Brandy has been granted geographical protection.

Aspall invests £4m and restructures business

UK cider producer Aspall is to restructure its business and invest £4m following “40% volume growth” last year.

AB InBev launches Stella cider

UK: AB InBev has launched a cider under the Stella Artois name. Stella Artois Cidre will be available from easter 2011 in 568ml bottles and 440ml cans and the company suggests serving the product over ice.

Cider in Russia

Russia could be the next growth market for cider, according to a new report.

International Cider Challenge results 2010

The results of the International Cider Challenge 2010 are in. This is the first year of the competition and it attracted over a hundred entries. Drinks International recruited a panel of cider experts to blind taste the ciders, which were then awarded trophies and medals.

British chancellor continues to target alcoholic drinks

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has again hit alcoholic drinks with a 2% above inflation price rise on beer, wines and spirits. 10% going on cider