The French wine producer Jeanjean turned in a net loss for the first half of the year of €500,000 (US$620,650). The figure compares to a net profit of €900,000 for the same period last year, the French press reported yesterday.

Operating profits fell 77% to €470,000, while the turnover fell 2.9% to €74.6m.
The French wine trader and producer is expecting a net profit of €1.5m for the full year. Full year net profits in 2003 reached €2.57m.