Long-Term Contracts in the UK Cider Industry

UVM_UK_ciderapplecontracts.pdf

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Long-Term Contracts in the UK Cider Industry

Author

Florence Becot, Terence Bradshaw, and David Conner

Description

This fact sheet provides basic information on contract arrangements between apple growers and commercial cideries in the U.K. Presented information is based on an interview with Neil MacDonald, a consultant, cider apple grower and cider maker from Somerset U.K.

Learning goals for the item

This fact sheet provides basic information on contract arrangements between apple growers and commercial cideries in the U.K. This information may be of interest and useful to Vermont and other apples-for-cider producers.

Appropriate audience

The goal of this fact sheet is to provide information on long-term contracts used by apple growers and cider makers in the UK where approximately 80% of cider apple is managed under contract.

A list of credits (if appropriate)

Authors: Florence Becot, Terence Bradshaw, and David Conner.
Interviewee: Neil Macdonald.

Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)

Malus x domestica, marketing, apple prices, hard cider, profitability

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Review Summary

This fact sheet provides basic information on contract arrangements between apple growers and commercial cideries in the United Kingdom. The information is based on an interview with Neil MacDonald, a consultant, cider apple grower and cider maker. The fact sheet concisely and clearly describes what works for the UK cider industry in contracts. The US cider industry and contract producers can learn from it.

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Citation

Terence Bradshaw, “Long-Term Contracts in the UK Cider Industry,” ASHS HortIM™, accessed June 26, 2017, http://hortim.ashsmedia.org/items/show/47.

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