Vranken-Pommery Monopole has posted a healthy rise in sales for 2005.

The Champagne producer said yesterday (25 January) that sales for the year came in up 10.1% on 2004.

The group saw full-year consolidated turnover rise to EUR250.5m (US$307m) from EUR227.5m in 2004.

In October last year, Vranken-Pommery reported a rise in first-half revenues to EUR78.2m.