London Essence Co launches online shop

Mixer manufacturer The London Essence Company has launched a direct-to-consumer online shop in response to “new demand patterns” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The London Essence Company will offer four collections of its sodas, tonic waters and mixers for purchase online, starting at £13 (US$16) for 12 200ml bottles in its Taster Collection. In order to launch the store, London Essence Co partnered with sustainable packaging provider DS Smith, which developed a bespoke…

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Fever-Tree co-founder to step down in June

Charles Rolls, co-founder of leading tonic and mixer producer Fever-Tree, will step down as non-executive deputy chairman in June. Rolls has informed the board of his intention to step down from the position on 4 June at the next annual general meeting. “Co-founding and developing the Fever-Tree brand has been the focus for an immensely satisfying 17 years of business life, from the idea through to selling our first case, and on to the millions…

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Fever-Tree reports 10% sales growth in 2019

Leading tonic and mixer producer Fever-Tree experienced a 10% lift in sales in 2019 driven by strong growth in the US. Revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2019 reached £260.5 million (US$322.3m), up from £237.4m (US$293.7m) in 2018. However, pre-tax profits decreased 5% to £58.5m (US$72.4m) last year compared to 2018. The UK presented a “challenging” market, according to Fever-Tree, particularly in the off-trade, resulting in a 1% decline in revenue. Tim Warrillow,…

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Fever-Tree delays preliminary results announcement

Leading tonic and mixer producer Fever-Tree has postponed announcing its preliminary results for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fever-Tree had been due to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2019 yesterday (24 March). However, following advice from the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) the group has delayed publishing its preliminary results. In a statement, Fever-Tree said: “Notwithstanding tough comparators in the UK, the group has made a solid…

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Franklin & Sons unveils Mixer Collection for dark spirits

Inspired by dark spirits, Franklin & Sons has added two new flavours to its Mixer Collection: Pineapple Mixer with Almond, and Mandarin Mixer with Ginger. The non-quinine Mixer Collection has been designed to push the boundaries of traditional ginger ales and cola, creating more flavour options for mixing with rum, whisky, Tequila, Bourbon and vermouth. The Mandarin Mixer with Ginger is a twist on ginger ale, while the Pineapple Mixer with Almond was inspired by…

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