Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer spending on cider soars 320%
Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer spending on cider soars 320%

Over the past five years, apple and pear-based alcoholic beverages have seen tremendous growth.

Americans are loving their cider—especially in 2015 compared to 2010. According to a recent Nation’s Restaurant News article, Euromonitor found that on-premise consumer spending on cider rose almost 320 percent in the five-year period.

While this beverage category still only accounts for less than 1 percent of the on-premise alcoholic beverage market totaling $16 billion, it is worth noting the increase in popularity.

Over the same five-year period, spirits are the fastest growing category with the largest increase in sales with a 10.5 percent jump. Beer, bottled cocktails, and liqueurs follow after, as wine sales have seen a decline of 1.7 percent.

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