VIMTO-maker full-year sales fizz higher

VIMTO maker Nichols posted a 14 per cent jump in full-year pre-tax profits to £25.7m after the group outperformed the soft drinks market in the UK. Sales were up 3.5 per cent to £109.2m thanks to strong demand in the UK and overseas, particularly in the Middle East. International sales grew by 4.3 per cent. The 106 year-old brand is now sold in 65 countries.