United Kingdom Cider Market Insights 2013

Two Universities In The United Kingdom Ban ‘Blurred Lines’ For Promoting Rape Culture

Key Features and Benefits This report provides readers with an excellent way of gaining a thorough understanding of the dynamics and structure of the UK cider market. This report provides readers with in-depth data on market segmentation: mainstream, premium, super premium, discount; alcoholic strength; type. This report provides data and analysis of the performance of both domestic and imported brands and reports on new product activity in 2012. This report provides an analysis of industry structure, reports on company volumes and selected company profiles. This report provides distribution channel data (on- vs. off-premise) and discusses the latest trends in the key sub-channels. Packaging data includes consumption volumes by pack material, type, size, refillable vs. non-refillable. Market valuation data and selected pricing data are also included. Key Market Issues 2012 had an especially wet summer which undoubtedly hurt the cider category. Consumer spending continued to be hindered by the on-going economic situation.

Wanderlust recommends Cut Costs. Not much in London is free; state-run museums and galleries are a notable exception. The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum are all close together, free to enter and housed in notable buildings in their own right Bath or Bristol. Ten miles up the road from snooty Bath, the City of Bristol was badly damaged in World War II and has been further spoiled by planners ever since. However it retains sections of Victorian architecture to match any in Bath, adds a link to the UK’s maritime heritage and takes itself far less seriously Forget Winter. There’s not much to recommend the UK in winter. Daylight hours are too short to enjoy outdoor sights and the weather can be foul. Don’t expect to share in the country’s most celebrated festival, Christmas: it’s very much a family affair and everything shuts Visit the ‘Celtic Triangle’. Stonehenge is one of the UK’s iconic sights, but usually busy, and the stones are fenced off. Nearby Avebury dates back to the same era and the stones, spread out by a post-card pretty village, can be explored on foot, for free. Nearby Silbury Hill completes the area’s neolithic icons Get Digging.

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Its the second university in the United Kingdom to recently take this stand, after the University of Edinburgh banned the chart-topper last week . The officers in Leeds student union collectively made the decision to ban the song, saying it undermines and degrades women. The pop hit has been widely criticized for its lyrics connoting nonconsensual sexual activity such as I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it and its music video featuring naked women alongside fully-clothed men. Alice Smart, one of the officers at Leeds student union, told the Independent that students reaction to the decision has been largely positive. A few students are asking why if we have banned this song, we arent banning everything, but weve chosen this one as an example, because its so popular, Smart explained. Blurred Lines has reached number one in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) relied on similar logic when it moved to ban Blurred Lines earlier this month. EUSAs vice president pointed out that the song promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent, which violates the schools explicit policy to tackle rape culture and sexual harassment. Robin Thicke has brushed off the feminist critiques of Blurred Lines, saying its irresponsible to suggest that the lyrics are promoting rape, and noting that art is supposed to spark a conversation. But this week, the Sociological Images blog pointed out that many of the lyrics in Blurred Lines are lines that actual rapists have said to their victims. Using images from Project Unbreakable an online photo essay exhibit that features survivors holding signs noting what their rapists said to them before, during, or after their assault the sociology blog was able to match up Robin Thickes lyrics with sentences that have accompanied real instances of nonconsensual sexual activity. The issue of combating rape culture on college campuses has been especially prevalent across U.S.