A new canned category in the premium packaged spirits market is being developed by the latest company to enter the sector. New Zealand producer Independent Distillers is introducing 440ml cans of Sparks, a pps with four flavour variants (rsp: £3.99, four pack). Sales director Andrew Harvey said the first shipments had just arrived in the UK and would be on multiples' shelves next month. The company is investing £10m breaking into the UK and has acquired a production site in Oxfordshire, which Harvey is confident will be operational by June. He also hopes to have two more up and running within five years. {{DRINKS }}