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Cider: ripe for growth in the United Kingdom (Off Licence News)

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““The cider industry has changed and developed dramatically since I was last chair in 2007,” she says. “The industry had committed to initiatives to support and encourage market growth and the mood then was full of hope for the future as cidermakers from across the UK presented brands of long standing alongside many new innovations.

“Between 2007 and 2009 the cider market continued to grow. We developed better training programmes, invested in apprenticeships and continued to innovate. We planted new orchards and expanded our mills to accommodate the increased crop. We continued our industry ethos of a British industry supporting the British rural economy.”

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Cider: ripe for growth