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Company History

C&C History


In November 2011, C&C announced the acquisition of Hornsby’s, the number two domestic US cider brand.


In October 2012, C&C bought the largest cider maker in the US, Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC.


In November 2012, C&C announced the agreement to acquire Gleeson Group, Ireland’s leading drinks wholesaler and producers of Tipperary Water.


In March 2013 C&C acquired an initial 50% stake in Wallaces Express, the Scottish drinks wholesalers, with the outstanding 50% stake acquired in March 2014.


In December 2015, C&C announced that Pabst Brewing Company would take over distribution of its cider brands in the US.


    To consolidate production and invest over €10 million into expanding the Clonmel manufacturing site, in January 2016, C&C Group plc announced that production and packaging would transfer from the facilities in Shepton Mallet and Borrisoleigh to the Clonmel, County Tipperary.


    In December 2016, C&C Group plc announced an expanded manufacturing and distribution partnership with AB InBev, including new distribution arrangements for Magners in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Existing contract brewing arrangements with AB InBev were extended, whereby C&C would continue brewing, kegging, bottling and canning certain AB InBev products at C&C’s Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow.


    To strengthen route to market in the UK, in September 2017, C&C announced it had agreed to acquire 47% of the issued share capital of Admiral Taverns, owner and operator of circa 845 pubs, mainly in England.


    In February 2018, C&C Group plc announced that Vermont Hard Cider Company would resume full responsibility for sales and marketing of its cider portfolio in the United States.


    In April 2018, C&C announced the acquisition of Matthew Clark Bibendum, the largest independent distributor to the UK on-trade drinks sector.