Cider

Fluctuating sales: average sales in the on trade 0.4% up vs 2019 in week to Saturday 16 July after drops between 1% and 7% in last three weeks (Credit: Getty/Alina Rosanova)

Drinks sales 0.4% ahead vs 2019

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars, and restaurants in the seven days to Saturday 16 July were 0.4% ahead compared with the same week in 2019, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

New products round up: Black Sheep Brewery launches new cider and Freixenet Copestick expands its wine portfolio

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Black Sheep Brewery launches new cider

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Black Sheep Brewery and Spirit of Manchester Distillery as well as a tongue in cheek nod to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson while Freixenet Copestick expands its wine portfolio.

New products round up: Theakston, Beavertown and Black Sheep Brewery announce new serves

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

Theakston, Beavertown and Black Sheep Brewery announce new serves

By Rebecca Weller

This weeks new products round up features Theakston's first cider offering in 30 years alongside new serves from Beavertown, Black Sheep Brewery, Spirit of Manchester Distillery and a new RTD cocktail from America ready to take the UK by storm.

Sleek design: the new font for Kopparberg draught Strawberry & Lime

In association with Kopparberg

New draught font for Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime

By Kopparberg

Kopparberg, the UK’s leading fruit cider brand (1), is rolling out a brand new Strawberry & Lime draught font nationwide in time for summer.

Deal details: the sale will be completed in three parts over the course of the 2023 financial year (image: Getty/Robert Daly)

C&C sells Admiral stake

By Nikkie Thatcher

Drinks company C&C Group has announced the sale of minority interest in pubco Admiral Taverns to Proprium Capital Partners for a total consideration of £55m.

Huge investment: the Aspall Cyder House upgrade has increased manufacturing capacity by almost 60%

Molson Coors ploughs £16m into Aspall Cyder

By Gary Lloyd

Molson Coors has invested £16m into Aspall Cyder through a three-year renovation project to the cider-making facility in Suffolk and a first-ever TV advert campaign.

Free PDF on how to improve your pub's cider offer

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Boost your cider offer with this free PDF

By Gary Lloyd

Summer is on its way and what could be better than have a packed pub and, in particular, a packed beer garden to boost your bottom line?

New products: this weeks round up features products from Sandford's, La Chouffe, Belvoir, Howler Head and Portobello Road Distillery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Sandford's announces Jubilee cider & La Chouffe turns 40

By Rebecca Weller

Sandford Orchards release a new serve for the upcoming Jubilee as well as new products from Belvoir, La Chouffe, Howler Head and Portobello Road Distillery in this weeks round up.

Cider specialists: The Ciderologist Gabe Cook (above right) has lots of advice as do Thatchers, Kopparberg and Westons, among others

The Cider Report

FEATURE: Facts, stats and advice to push your cider offer

By Gary Lloyd

The Chinese new year began a couple of months ago, ushering in the Year of the Tiger, but operators of hospitality businesses will be hoping 2022 will be the ‘Year of the Pub’ as sites return to full use across the UK.

Thatcher's Blood Orange Cider: the cider makers latest variant is to be launched alongside Thatcher's biggest campaign to date

Thatchers announces new Blood Orange cider

By Rebecca Weller

Thatchers Cider yesterday (Monday 11 April) unveiled its latest offering, Thatchers Blood Orange Cider (4% ABV), with the new product launch set to be supported by the company’s biggest multi-media campaign to date.

Limited edition labelling for Kopparberg this summer

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Make limited-edition labelling Kopparberg a key brand at your pub

By Kopparberg

As we head into summer, consumers will start looking for easier drinking and more sessionable drinks to enjoy in hot beer gardens and with more drinkers than any other cider brand(1) and being the best-selling fruit cider in the UK(2), Kopparberg should...

Charge your glasses: some tasty treats are set to be available for pubs and bars this week

New products round-up

3 in 1 font from Thatchers, Krombacher Pils cans hit on-trade

By Gary Lloyd

Claimed to be a first for the cider industry, Thatchers has launched its 3 in 1 font for serving fruit ciders. Also in the world of new products, Krombacher has rolled out its Pils cans to the on-trade, Black Sheep releases details on its seasonal cask...

In-cider information: Sharp's Ed Hughes believes cider should be treated more like wine to show off its qualities

Cold River Cider offers the perfect balance

By Gary Lloyd

There’s a new cider on the block and it has the lot. Made by Sharp’s Brewery, in collaboration with Aspall, Cold River Cider offers “a unique blend of bitter-sweet and culinary apples creating a crisp, balanced, refreshing cider”.

Cider crisis? ‘Drinks are fashion and the hospitality industry needs propositions that hit the trends as a method of creating value,’ Cider is Wine’s Alistair Morrell says (Image:Getty Images/DenisMArt)

Cider still a ‘relatively underdeveloped’ category

By The Morning Advertiser

Fruit cider flooding the UK on-trade just after the turn of the century saw sweet serves drench both bar tops and fridges – where they remain ubiquitous. The Morning Advertiser (MA) asks ‘have we hit peak cider?’

A to Z: With the help of Thatchers, The MA has spelled out what the cider category looks like as operators hope to sink their teeth into summer trading

In association with Thatchers

The A to Z of pub cider

By The Morning Advertiser

A strong cider offer should be the apple of any pub operator’s eye as the on-trade looks towards the resumption of trade in time for summer.

Best selling alcohol brands 2020

The Drinks List

The Drinks List – Top Brands to Stock in 2021

By Nicholas Robinson

Despite being closed for four months, facing strict curfews, tier systems and enduring a second national lockdown, drinks sales in the on-trade were strong when the sector was open.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

Cider comeback: CGA's Paul Bolton explores how to drive the cider category forward

Drink Tank

What can turn the cider lull around?

By Alice Leader

What's threatening the cider category? Why is it in decline? How can the category be elevated? CGA’s senior client manager, Paul Bolton, tells all at The Morning Advertiser’s Drink Tank.

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

Drinks list 2020

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

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