Kinnek, the online marketplace revolutionizing purchasing for small- and medium-sized businesses is bringing its successful model to the fast-growing hard cider industry. Through our innovative platform, which pairs new and experienced cider makers with top-notch suppliers, we plan to make the purchasing process easier and more efficient while increasing purchasing choice for cider makers.
A Fast Growing Market
Cider production has exploded over the past few years. Both large beverage producers and new craft entrants have fueled market growth of 51% y/y over the last 5 years and led to y/y growth forecasts of 14% [Source: Ibis World].
While consumers have enjoyed cider for over 2000 years, cider’s popularity in the US suffered greatly during Prohibition when the supply of hard cider apples nearly disappeared. However recent history has restored its popularity; hard cider, is making a comeback.
Making Purchasing Painless
With its strong presence in the craft brewery, winery and distillery markets, Kinnek is well positioned to expand support to this fast-growing segment of alcoholic beverage production.
To date, we’ve seen many new and existing cideries request equipment and supplies on the Kinnek platform. We’re now expanding the range of products on offer to better match the needs of cider makers. For suppliers, Kinnek is expanding reach into a fast-growing craft beverage sector with untapped potential and similarities to the brewing and winemaking industries.
Kinnek is also exploring provisioning makers with fresh produce by submitting a request for fresh supplies direct from sellers to cover raw materials needs. Kinnek offers a complete solution for cider makers looking to build out their operations from harvest through to production, storage and distribution.
For existing cideries seeking to replace equipment or restock on supplies - Kinnek can help too. Our suppliers and community of small business owners can offer advice, education and expertise for any cider maker looking for industry news, support and purchasing best practice.
Go Apple-Picking on November 9th!
Kinnek is launching our expanded selection of cider equipment and supplies on November 9th. We’re adding suppliers and cider-related products to our platform to ensure customers have access to the same level of choice and service existing purchasers have become accustomed to.
Expanding Our Roots
We’re excited to be supporting our cider makers, but that’s just the beginning. Over the next year, Kinnek will be expanding into a host of new industries, offering new equipment, supplies and new features on the platform too. As the premier online marketplace for small-to-medium business purchasing, we intend to continue disrupting new industries with our cutting-edge solution.
Our goal is to make purchasing truly painless by increasing choice, access to choice and simplifying the buying process for business owners and suppliers. Whether your business is just an idea or a full-fledged operation, we want to provide you with the community, tools, and marketplace you need to enable your success.
At Kinnek, we believe the size of your business shouldn’t determine its purchasing power. Purchasing for a small business should've always been like this!
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