New York, NY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Today, the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) and Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced the renewal and expansion of their analytic relationship. With this agreement, Nielsen and Nielsen CGA will continue to provide USACM members access to market measurement data and sales performance within off- and on-premise channels.
2018 Nielsen data shows that the total U.S. cider industry is currently close to reaching $1.3 billion annually through mid-2018, tracking $500 million in Nielsen measured off-premise channels and growing, and almost $800 million in on-premise (restaurants and bars).
“Prior to our alliance with Nielsen, obtaining a complete picture of the state of cider sales was difficult to come by,” said Michelle McGrath, USACM Executive Director. “Today, our members have full visibility into the total market and growth trends within this space. In fact, many of our members are now using Nielsen data in conversations with buyers, distributors and investors. This alliance has provided a great deal of value to the industry.”
“We are excited to continue to expand our relationship with USACM and look forward to supporting and fueling business growth for their member community,” said Danny Brager, SVP of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol practice. “Over the past year, USACM’s members have benefited from access to Nielsen’s robust measurement of retail sales, providing a clear and data-driven view into market trends such as the continued growth of regional and local cider brands.”
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