Unite the union urged C&C Group to reconsider its decision to scale down cider production at Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet Cider job row hots up after results

By John Wood

Shepton Mallet Cider Mill owner C&C Group has been branded “the unacceptable face of capitalism” by Unite the union, after the manufacturer forecast profits of £80.35M (€103M), shortly after news about redundancies at the Somerset cider plant, which...

Unite is stepping up its bid to retain jobs at Shepton Mallet Cider Mill

Union campaigns to retain Shepton Mallet Cider Mill

By Michael Stones

Unite the union is stepping up its campaign to retain production and jobs at Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, amid reports non-cider making manufacturing firms have expressed interest in acquiring the site.

Chalcroft is principal contractor at the Hereford site

Work begins on Heineken’s HP Bulmer cider plant

By Rod Addy

Work has begun on Heineken’s HP Bulmer cider plant in Herefordshire as part of a multi-million pound modernisation and capacity increase programme, handled by principal contractor Chalcroft Construction.

Soaring cider sales are thanks to product innovation, said Mintel

Cider's popularity matches lager for first time

By Mike Stones

Soaring cider sales, thanks to innovative product design, meant the beverage now rivals the popularity of lager, according to a new report from market research group Mintel.

Cider house rules

Cider house rules

With 29 years in the business, there's not much head cider maker Bob Cork doesn't know about the amber nectar of apples and pears