Drinks giant C&C, the owner of the Bulmers cider brand, indicated in a trading statement last week that trading conditions in the first quarter of 2015 were “mixed”.
C&C said that its core markets of Ireland and Scotland were hit by unseasonably cold and wet weather, particularly in May. The drinks group also said the recent tightening of drink-driving regulations in Scotland had added to the challenges already faced there.
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