Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Costa del Sol Cider Success!

A CHANCE drink in a Spanish bar has led a new husband and wife business to toast success as South Wales's top importer of a trendy new organic cider.

Hayley and Anthony Bradley first came across Sweden's increasingly popular Kopparbergs cider when they were on a Costa Del Sol holiday last summer.

"We liked it so much that we tried to buy some when we got home to South Wales. When we failed, we thought there was an obvious business opportunity," said Hayley.

Kopparbergs Cider has been available in Pear & Apple versions in Marbella, Costa del Sol for a couple of years now, stocked by major Supermarket Chains like Supersol & Euromarket, and in trendy restaurants like Garum & El Gusto.

Weeks later the Hirwaun couple had set up their new business, Designa Drinx, as distributor for Kopparbergs in Wales and the West Country.

A few months on, the business now supplies more than 20 pubs, bars and restaurants and is enjoying brisk business from four outdoor market outlets it runs each week.