Nichols to Update Vimto as Strong Growth Continues

 Breaking News
  • UK Supermarket Sales Continue to Increase Supermarket sales in the UK have increased by 3.6% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 10 September 2017. This is the sixth consecutive month in which sales have increased by more than 3%. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and [...]...
  • Much ‘Brexit’ Fatigue in Brussels “There is a lot of ‘Brexit’ fatigue in Brussels, which is a pity because it is such an important issue,” according to Mella Frewen (pictured above), Director General of Brussels-based Food, Drink Europe, which represents Europe’s largest manufacturing industry. Mella Frewen was addressing the 4th National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition held recently [...]...
  • Sweet Dreams For UK Chocolatier After Factory Investment UK-based chocolatier Sweetdreams has invested £500,000 in a new 15,000 sq ft factory which will drastically increase the company’s output and create a variety of new jobs. Sweetdreams, the creator of Choc Nibbles, has experienced unprecedented growth in the past twelve months and now the business is looking forward to maintaining its rapid rise in the [...]...
  • Isle of Harris Distillery Wins Excellence in Branding Category at Inaugural Scottish Gin Awards The Isle of Harris Distillery has won the McLaren Packaging-sponsored Excellence in Branding category in an inaugural professional drinks competition to assess Scotland’s booming gin business. A new annual business event established to celebrate innovation and excellence in gin distilling in Scotland, the Scottish Gin Awards is held in partnership with The Scottish Gin Society. Michael [...]...
  • Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse Major drinks manufacturer, Halewood International, is to launch a UK-wide quality management system using software from Ideagen. The producers of Crabbie’s, Lambrini and Red Square Vodka – among other brands – will adopt Ideagen Q-Pulse for the management of key operational documentation such as quality policies, specification information, consumer feedback and internal and external audits. Q-Pulse will become [...]...

Nichols to Update Vimto as Strong Growth Continues

Nichols to Update Vimto as Strong Growth Continues
May 05
10:39 2011

UK-based soft drink group Nichols is completely updating the packaging and introducing a new, multi-media advertising campaign for its flagship Vimto brand. Following a successful 2010 when it increased profit before tax (pre-exceptional) by 23% to £15.1m on turnover up 16% to £83.9m, Nichols is continuing to make strong progress in its current financial year and is confident of delivering further sales and earnings growth in line with expectations for the full year.

“We have continued to deliver strong growth in the first four months of the year, with group sales ahead of both our internal plans and last year, despite the very strong comparatives in 2010 and the prevailing uncertain economic and consumer backdrop,” says John Nichols, non-executive chairman of Nichols.

In addition to Vimto, which is sold in over 65 countries, the company’s brand portfolio includes Sunkist and Panda which are sold in the UK. Nichols enjoys a strong market position in both the stills and carbonated drinks categories and also in the soft drinks on dispense market, where its brands include Cabana, Ben Shaws and Dayla.

In the UK, for the four months to April 2011, sales increased by 12.5% on last year. Internationally, sales into Nichols’ core Middle East and Africa markets are also ahead of both internal plans and last year. Sales of soft drinks on dispense, which includes the remaining 50% of Dayla Liquid Packaging acquired in March 2011, are also ahead of internal expectations.

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
  • September 26, 2017FHM2017
  • September 26, 2017POWTECH
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here