South African cider brand Savanna has secured a listing at UK retail giant Sainsbury's.

The brand's UK distributor, Babco, said yesterday (2 November) that the deal "demonstrates the brands continuing success and its respect in the UK cider market."

Babco director Chris Bowen said: ""It is a great coup to secure a listing with one of the leading European retailers."

South African drinks group Distell first launched its Savanna brand into the UK five years ago to meet demand from the growing ex-patriate community in the country. The brand is also sold in Italy, Germany, Ireland and the US.