This Somerset cider-maker has donated alcohol-free cider to frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis, as well as free cider worth £1 million to British pubs and bars. Thatchers, founded almost 120 years ago, grows 458 apple varieties in its 500 acres of orchards. Managing director Martin Thatcher, 52, is the fourth generation of the family to lead the company and has spearheaded its modernisation by investing £18 million in its cider production, creating TV ads, and launching its first lemon cider and an alcohol-free cider. Profits reached £11.9 million in 2019.
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