Worldwide delivery delays and price rises have characterised the wholesale beverage trade over the past two years. Here, Pat Nolan attempts to understand what lies behind the delay in getting imported product into Irish importers' warehouses... It's not a pretty picture and the on-trade could soon feel the full effects.
As we approach World Cider Day it's worth bearing in mind that Ireland remains one of the leading cider markets in Europe. With the years ahead offering a potential uplift in off-trade cider sales, we review how this might affect the potential for growing cider sales in the pub.