Cider

'Unfair taxation system': Hawkes chief cider maker Roberto Basilico (left) and founder Simon Wright

UK cider taxation system ‘harming industry growth’

By James Beeson

London-based cider maker Hawkes has attacked the current UK cider taxation system, and accused the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) of failing to represent the interests of smaller producers.

Figure drop: packaged cider value also fell by 5.3%

Packaged cider volumes flop

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should widen their draught cider offer after volume sales of packaged cider saw a fall of 9.3% since last year, new figures have revealed.

Investment: Molson Coors will boost Aspall's reach

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Molson Coors to invest £7m in Aspall Cyder

By Nicholas Robinson

Molson Coors will pump millions of pounds into Suffolk-based Aspall Cyder to boost production and reach, The Morning Advertiser (MA) can reveal after the brewing giant announced its acquisition of the brand.

£40m: Molson Coors buys Aspall Cyder

Molson Coors snaps up Aspall Cyder

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewing giant Molson Coors has snapped up family-owned cider brand Aspall Cyder for £40m, following a year of negotiations.

Drinking up: the report revealed that 287m litres of cider and perry were consumed this year

Pint of cider cost rises 6p

By Nikkie Sutton

The average pint of cider in pubs has gone up by 6p year on year to £3.68, according to new data.

White cider duty: traditional cider producers fear the tax hike could inadvertently penalise them

White cider tax slammed by industry experts

By James Beeson

Traditional cider makers, industry figures and pubs have hit out at plans to increase the duty paid on super-strength cider announced in the Autumn Budget this week.