someome offloading a lotta shares in 1000 bundles today....however, im here long term, so will see what close of day brings. gla
5 Sep '13
Had a good ride with this one having purchased in March this year. Have sold out once and bought back in again. There does not seem to be an slowing of the growth both in share price and revenue. I have even started to drink vimto again. I did not like the drink as a youngster but love it now...tastes like victory...mmmm.
29 Aug '13
fundamentals here !! glad im in on this one.........been solid past year. gla
29 Jul '13
7 Jan '13
Nichols plc Pre-Close Trading Statement Nichols plc ("the Group"), today issues the following pre-close trading update. The Group has continued its positive trading momentum in the second half of 2012 with total sales for the year ended 31 December 2012 increasing by 9% to £108m. This performance is ahead of the UK soft drinks market and has been achieved against last year's strong comparatives (18% uplift on 2010), a challenging UK economy and record wet weather. The UK market, as measured by A.C. Nielsen, increased in value by 3.2% for the year to 8 December 2012 with underlying volume down 0.6%. Despite this challenging market we are pleased to report that our UK business has increased sales by 10% against the prior year with our export sales also increasing by 8%. Despite another year of significant cost inflation and high levels of promotional activity, we expect, as a minimum, to maintain our operating margins. This has been achieved by a combination of good cost control and ongoing productivity improvements. The Group's balance sheet remains strong and has continued to generate positive cash in line with our expectations. In summary, 2012 has seen a strong trading performance and we expect Group profit and earnings per share (EPS) to be significantly ahead of last year and ahead of market expectations. The Group's Preliminary results will be announced on 7 March 2013.
7 Jan '13
Saudi Coke deal ongoing
Saudi Aujan Becomes Drinks Billionaire With ‘Vimto Time’ By Devon Pendleton - Jan 7, 2013 12:00 AM GMT Facebook Share LinkedIn Google +1 0 Comments Print QUEUE Q Across the Persian Gulf, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is marked by family gatherings, prayer and bountiful, fast-breaking feasts featuring spit-roasted lamb, dates, lentil soup and other traditional fixings. Such banquets wouldn’t be complete without a fruity, non-alcoholic drink called Vimto. The ruby-colored cordial “is something we’ve grown up with,” Khalifa Haroon, 28, the head of Interactive and Innovation for Vodafone Qatar (VFQS), said in a telephone interview from his home in Doha. “I remember you’d actually hear the Vimto coming because it’s poured into a glass jug filled with ice. When you hear the ice clinking, it’s Vimto time.” Enlarge image Saudi Aujan Becomes Billionaire With ‘Vimto Time’ During Ramadan Cans of Vimto are seen on a supermarket shelf. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Vimto has helped make Adel Aujan, the Saudi tycoon who controls the brand in the region, a billionaire. The 66-year-old chairman of Dammam, Saudi Arabia-based Aujan Industries, the Middle East’s largest independent beverage company, has a net worth of at least $1.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Sales of closely held Aujan Industries’ three brands -- Vimto, a juice drink called Rani, and Barbican, a non-alcoholic malt beverage -- will exceed $1 billion in 2012, according to the company, quadruple its revenue in 2004. Aujan beverages are sold in 70 countries, with more than 70 percent of revenue coming from the Gulf, Iran and Iraq. About half of Vimto’s annual sales are generated during Ramadan, according to the brand’s local website. In December 2011, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. (KO) bought about half of Aujan for $980 million. The deal was the biggest consumer-goods investment ever made by a multinational company in the Middle East, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Aujan and his family retained the other half, as well an Iran- based manufacturing facility that was not included in the transaction.
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