Voting for Scottish independence is “common sense”, the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insisted a year to the day befor Scotland votes in a referendum.AFP A child with her face painted with the Scottish flag looks on as pro-independence supporters gather for a rally in Edinburgh on September 21, 2013. Voting for Scottish independence is “common sense”, the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insisted a year to the day befor Scotland votes in a referendum.AFP Next Slide Previous Slide EDINBURGH (AFP) Thousands of people marched through the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Saturday calling for independence, a year ahead of Scotland’s historic referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. The pro-independence campaign “Yes Scotland” estimated that 20,000 supporters joined the march, turning the city centre into a sea of blue and white as they waved thousands of Scottish flags, though police said numbers were closer to 8,300. Some of the men were clad in traditional Scottish kilts as they marched up Calton Hill, overlooking the city, to the sound of bagpipes. Alex Salmond, leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party and head of Scotland’s regional government, told the crowds they would have “the opportunity of a lifetime” when they vote on September 18 next year. “We’re a lucky generation,” he said. “To change our communities for the better we only need to say the word, to say ‘yes’.” Opinion polls suggest only around a third of the 5.3 million Scots currently intend to vote to break away, but Salmond insists he can convince a majority that independence would bring economic and political benefits. Student Calum Martin, who lives near the western Scottish city of Glasgow, said he would be voting in favour of independence because he believed Scots should have a better say over how their money is spent. “Scotland is an incredibly wealthy country. This is a chance to put that wealth to much better use,” the 20-year-old said. Scotland currently has its own parliament and a devolved government which controls several policy areas including health and education, but other policies, such as defence and foreign affairs, are controlled by London. The ‘no’ campaign — backed by British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government — claims Scotland is stronger as part of the larger United Kingdom, comprising England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The marketing investment should raise the noise level of the category and improve its profile. The involvement of Molson Coors, Carlsberg and recently Fullers is an endorsement of the future prospects of the category. The key segment movement in 2012 was the rise of flavored cider, which has now overtaken the pear segment to make up around a tenth of the market. The launch of Stella Cidre pear and Strongbow Pear more than compensated for the fall in other branded pear offerings and pear share did increase last year, standing at almost 9% of the market. Apple continues to dominate but has dropped to little more than 80%. Until recently the market was split between the dry apple ciders popular in the West Country and the sweet apple ciders enjoyed in the North East. The dry ciders make up the bulk of sales. The arrival of Kopparberg reignited the pear segment (or what industry purists would call perry) and its success prompted Magners, Bulmers, Stella Cidre and Strongbow among others to introduce pear variants. When Kopparberg began to enjoy phenomenal success with other flavors, the big players followed suit culminating in the jump in flavored ciders in 2012. Publication Overview Comprising of textual analysis and data tables, this in-depth and exclusive country report provides a comprehensive view of the cider industry structure including analysis and profiles on trade mark owners and local operators. Brand volumes and market share are given by price segment, alcoholic strength and type (e.g. apple, pear, flavoured). Consumption volumes are provided by pack mix (type, material, refill ability, pack size) and distribution channel (on- and off-premise).
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The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United Kingdom nuclear energy market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information. Highlights – The nuclear energy industry consists of the sale of electricity to industries and households produced by nuclear plants. The volume of the market is calculated as the total volume of electricity produced in millions of kilowatt hours (KWh), and the market value has been calculated according to average annual wholesale power price, or equivalent. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2012 annual average exchange rates. Note that 1 gigawatt hour (GWh) is identical to 1 million KWh. – The South African renewable energy market had total revenues of $0.1bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3% between 2008 and 2012. – Industry production volume increased with a CAGR of 7.3% between 2008, to reach a total of 64.0 thousand GWh in 2012. – The performance of the industry is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 8.3% for the five-year period 2012 – 2017, which is expected to drive the industry to a value of $9.2bn by the end of 2017. View Full Report Details and Table of Contents Features Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the nuclear energy market in the United Kingdom Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the nuclear energy market in the United Kingdom Leading company profiles reveal details of key nuclear energy market players’ global operations and financial performance Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United Kingdom nuclear energy market with five year forecasts Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United Kingdom economy Key Questions Answered What was the size of the United Kingdom nuclear energy market by value in 2012? What will be the size of the United Kingdom nuclear energy market in 2017? What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United Kingdom nuclear energy market? How has the market performed over the last five years? About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.