Lassonde Industries Inc has posted a healthy rise in Q1 profits. The juice maker reported a rise of 14.5% to C$2.8m, or C$0.42 per share, in the three-month period to 3 April.

Sales increased for the Canadian company by 11.5% to C$59.8m form C$53.6m.

Lassonde sells its products under several trademarks in Canada, the New England states, Europe, Asia and North Africa, including Sun-Maid, Allen's, Sunkist, Rougemont, Oasis, Fruite, Bright's and Graves.