The Cider Market | France

Cider is a drink that first appeared in Normandy during the 6th century. Initially invented in the Spanish Basque country, it is now a very French craft, unique in the world and mainly produced in Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la Loire and Picardy. The cider market consists of several product segments, including two major segments: table cider and “corked” cider. Table cider is the best-selling and most well-known, with a total alcohol content of at least 5% it is sweeter and fruitier. While, "corked" cider has a total alcohol content of at least 5.5%, less sweet and more fermented, it is of higher quality and more flavorsome. The cider market also includes semi-dry cider, traditional cider and pear cider.

The French cider market includes more than 10,000 apple and pear cider producers and 500 cider makers who are members of a cooperative, artisans (about 40) or farmers. Just 10 of these cider producers make up 85% of the production.

The average yearly production of apples amounts to 260,000 tons, but this varies from year to year, such as in 2016 when production was 300,000 tons higher than expected. Each year, 100 million liters of cider are produced and only 10% of production is exported. The remaining 90 million liters are sold in large and medium distribution and restaurants. The market is growing: +6.9% in 2012, +0.4% in 2016. The number of products available on the market is also increasing, particularly amongst retailer brands. Private label cider sales (52% of bottles) are almost at the same level as retailer-brand sales (48%).

With less than 2 liters per year per capita, cider consumption in France ranks far behind wine, beer, soft drinks and water. The cider market remains highly seasonal. With the exception of the first three months (where Epiphany, Candlemas and Mardi Gras are held) and the summer season, sales in supermarkets are struggling to develop. In order to boost sales, companies are diversifying and launching new product ranges such as rosé cider or niche market development such as organic cider. More recently, since 2016, the French cider brands have been working on the development of an Irish and English cider range to overcome the seasonality of cider sales and consumption, which is sometimes too closely linked to that of pancakes and cakes.

The largest producer of French cider is CSR (Loïc Raison cider) with 25.3% market share, followed by Cidreries du Calvados la Fermière with 15.1% and finally, retailer labels which share 42.2% of production.

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Le cidre Loïc Raison

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Le cidre Loïc Raison (CSR) révèle l’authenticité et la richesse du terroir Breton. Avec plus de 21 % de part de marché volume sur toute la France, le cidre Loïc Raison est le leader incontesté du marché et cela n’est pas sans raison. Profil complet de l'entreprise disponible dans l'étude: France Cider Market Insights Report 2011

cidres-dujardin

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Cidrerie KERISAC - Ets GUILLET Frères

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Les cidres Kerisac sont présents dans la plupart des crêperies de Bretagne et de Loire-Atlantique, ainsi que dans les bars brasseries, la restauration commerciale et les collectivités. Les cidres Kerisac sont également présents dans la plupart des grandes surfaces de la région Bretagne Sud. Sa méthode de fabrication respecte les usages établis par l'expérience : l'extraction des jus destinés à faire le cidre par broyage et pressurage des pommes. Profil complet de l'entreprise disponible dans l'étude: France Cider Market Insights Report 2011

CIDRE PATRICK GOURLAY

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Bosser Yves

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
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SARL Barbe

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
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SARL Pressoir Linder

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

CIDRE DE CORREZE - CIDRERIE JANTY

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Ets Chapron Cidre Sorre ...

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Cidrerie de Savoie

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Domaine Dupont - Calvados and Ciders

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

cidrerie Montgomery

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Cidrerie d'Anneville

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Cidrerie et caves HEROUT Normandie Manche vente cidres ...

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Txopinondo - Cidrerie artisanale du Pays Basque Restaurant ...

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

La Cidrerie de la Brique

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Cidre Sehedic

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Distillerie des Menhirs - Plomelin - Finistère

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Val de Rance

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

Profil complet de l'entreprise disponible dans l'étude: France Cider Market Insights Report 2011

Cidre du Clavado La fermière CCLF

  • Country : France
  • Turnover : na
  • Position : na

CCLF offre depuis 1919 des produits de qualité élaborés selon la tradition. Grâce au respect d’une recette transmise de père en fils et par la sélection des meilleures variétés de pommes, CCLF a forgé sa réputation au fils du temps. 46.000.000 € dont 15 % à l'export 120 employés. Les marques de CCLF sont: Ecusson, La Pipardière, Le Coetquen Profil complet de l'entreprise disponible dans l'étude: France Cider Market Insights Report 2011

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