Badger Brewery claims to have just recorded its best four weeks of trading in the premium bottled ale market since it entered the sector 13 years ago. This has been driven by improved distribution and promotions in the main accounts. Its entire range is stocked by Tesco with a retail price of £1.25 ­ which compares favourably with the multiple's across the board price for the category of £1.49. Badger said the aim was to become sector leader by 2010. It has a 6% category share with volume up 54% [ACNielsen year to September]. Market leader Scottish Courage has 20%, up 10%. {{DRINKS }}