Boizel Chanoine Champagne has posted a rise in yearly sales. The Champagne group yesterday announced sales for 2003 of €79.7m (US$101m), an increase of 10.8% year-on-year.

Turnover for the last quarter of 2003 also rose, by 6.2% to €36.5m. The company, producers of Chanoine, Boizel, Tsarine and De Venoge brands, said that the sales figures slightly exceeded forecasts. Profits for 2003, which are currently being audited, are also expected to be higher than previously announced.