Category update: CGA commercial director Graeme Loudon outlined the latest sales and figures for beer and cider at the event

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Beer and cider trends from home and away

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should expect to see more new craft beer and cider launches in the months ahead as experts in the sector predict a dramatic boost in consumer interest. 

Meeting standards: the trade needs to rethink its beer and cider hygiene training

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Bad beer and cider hygiene must improve

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators investing little or nothing in beer and cider hygiene training must change their ways or risk a severe drop in sales, a panel of sector experts has warned.

Targeting the world: Gerry Tosh outlines BrewDog's global sales plans

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

BrewDog sets out ‘world domination’ plans

By Nicholas Robinson

BrewDog will dramatically expand its international business by pumping funds into markets such as France, Australia and Asia, as the brewer’s founders aim to be the largest craft brewer in the world.

Free of charge: customers will be able to claim a complimentary drink at participating Punch pubs

Punch brings back free pint promo

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has announced the return of its free drinks promotion in partnership with Carling, Stella and Rekorderlig Cider.

Demands: CAMRA and WSTA set out general election manifestos

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) ahead of the general election.  

Come together: cider is sociable and ideal for sharing, according to Thatcher's (credit: bowie15/

The Cider Report

The cider trends to look out for

By Nikkie Sutton

Premiumisation, craft and sharing are key concepts for cider and the rejuvenation of the apple sector is a big driver in the on-trade. Nikkie Sutton reports.