C&C’s Ireland division includes the sale of the Group’s own branded products across the Island of Ireland, principally Bulmers, Magners, Tennent’s, Five Lamps, Clonmel 1650, Heverlee, Dowd’s Lane, Roundstone Irish Ale, Finches and Tipperary Water. The Group also operates the Bulmers Ireland drinks distribution business, a leading distributor of third party drinks to the licensed on and off-trade in Ireland. The Group distributes San Miguel, Tsingtao and Budweiser Brewing Group’s portfolio of beer brands across the Island of Ireland on an exclusive basis. Our primary manufacturing plant is located in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, with major distribution and administration centres in Dublin and Culcavy, Northern Ireland.
Great Britain (GB)
This segment includes the financial results from sale of the Group’s own branded products in Scotland, with Tennent’s, Caledonia Best, Heverlee and Magners the main brands. This division includes the sale of the Group’s portfolio of owned cider brands across the rest of GB, including Magners, Orchard Pig, K Cider and Blackthorn which are distributed in partnership with Budweiser Brewing Group. In addition, the division includes the Tennent’s drinks distribution business in Scotland. The Group also distributes selected Budweiser Brewing Group brands in Scotland and the Tsingtao and Menabrea international beer brands across the UK. Our primary manufacturing plant and administration centre is located at the Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow.
In addition, this segment includes the financial results from the Matthew Clark and Bibendum distribution businesses. Matthew Clark is the largest independent distributor to the UK on-trade drinks sector. Matthew Clark and Bibendum also have a number of exclusive distribution agreements for third party products (mainly wines but also including spirits) into the UK market and a limited range of own brand wines. Bibendum is one of the largest wine, spirits and craft beer distributors and wholesalers to the UK on-trade and off-trade, with a particular focus on wine. Together, Matthew Clark and Bibendum offer a market leading range of products, including beers, wines, spirits, cider and soft drinks.
Our Tennent’s, Matthew Clark and Bibendum distribution businesses operate a nationwide distribution network serving the independent free trade and national accounts.
This segment also includes the financial results from the sale and distribution of the Group’s own branded products, principally Magners and Tennent’s outside of the UK and Ireland. The Group exports to over 40 countries globally, notably in continental Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The Group operates mainly through local distributors in these markets and regions. This segment also includes the sale of the Group’s cider and beer products in the US and Canada. In April 2021, the business divested our wholly-owned US subsidiary, Vermont Hard Cider Company and its Woodchuck suite of brands.