The German mineral water concern, Margon Brunnen, has reported a 2.1% drop in sales for the 2000-2001 year to EUR19.3 million ($16.8 million). The company stated that it recorded a profit for the year but no figures were released.

Margon Brunnen, part of the Gerolsteiner Group, said that the fall in turnover was due to the rationalisation of its product range during the year. It had stopped production of its lemonade brands to concentrate on its core mineral water business.