Scottish & Newcastle is set to increase its beer and cider prices to wholesalers.

The brewer has written to all of its wholesale customers warning them it is increasing beer prices by 3.5% and cider by 3.9% from January, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

“We think that cider can take that level of price increase. We are investing heavily in cider and recycling much of the profits back into the apple industry,” an S&N spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.