The Swiss mineral water and soft drinks group, Henniez SA, has reported turnover of SF156.1m (US$118.2m/€103.3m) for 2002, up 5.2% from 2001.

The company said turnover growth had been achieved in spite of unfavourable weather conditions in the second half and the economic downturn which has depressed the hotel and restaurant sector.

Mineral water volumes increased from 201m bottles to 210m bottles. In Switzerland, volumes of the Henniez, Cristalp and Vichy Celestins mineral water brands rose by 2.3% to 134.3m litres. Volumes of the fruit juice brands, Granini and Hohes C, rose by 20.2% to 23m litres.

It was also reported that Henniez has sold two retail operations, Stehrenberger, based in Renens, and D'Allessandro SA, based in Gland, to the Netherlands-based brewing combine, Heineken.