Belvedere has posted a healthy rise in H1 sales. The French wine and spirits group said yesterday (11 August) that turnover for the six-month period was up by 26.9% year-on-year to €243.1m (US$302.9m).

For the second quarter of this year, Belvedere saw sales increase by 14.4% year-on-year to €122.7m.

The company confirmed its full year sales target of a 10% rise, and said that it is looking to improve its annual operating profit.

Belvedere specialises in the production and distribution of wine and spirits, vodka in particular, and traditionally operates in Eastern Europe.