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Analysis - Nichols finds success with stills focus

Back in May, Nichols chairman John Nichols warned that a shift in his firm's focus from carbonates to stills would stymie any chance of full...

Nichols switch “meticulously planned” - analyst

Marnie Millard's promotion to the head of Nichols has been in the making since she joined the company a year ago, an analyst has claimed....


Last month, UK-headquartered soft drinks company Nichols was hit with a legal fine in Pakistan. The PKR1.4m (US$13.8m) payout to its bottling partner in the country, Gul Bottlers, hit Nichols' bottom line hard. The ruling in Gul's favour carried echoes of David beating Goliath. Mark Beaumont, a director at UK-based law firm Annecto Legal, considers the well-established, yet little-known method of funding litigation that could help a slighted minnow chalk up a victory against a bigger partner.


Andy Morton | 19 Feb 2013

Last week was a challenging one, on top of a difficult year for UK soft drinks.


Andy Morton | 5 Sep 2012

“Made in Scotland from girders,” was the old tagline for the Irn Bru CSD. And in the past few years, Irn-Bru owners AG Barr have proved to be made of sterner stuff than its potential merger partner Britvic.


Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2011

With full-year profits and sales up strongly, AG Barr could be well-poised to make strategic acquisitions this year.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2015

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


Michelle Russell | 16 Aug 2011

After a short break, our 'just the Answer' interview returns. This month, Michelle Russell talks to Tim Croston, the group finance director at UK-based soft drinks producer, Nichols plc.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2017

Later shipments for Ramadan helped boost H1 sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols but profits slipped slightly.


Olly Wehring | 26 Apr 2017

First-quarter sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols were "in line" with expectations, but currency-related pressures are set to take their toll in 2017.


Andy Morton | 21 Apr 2017

Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jan 2017

Nichols has reported sales increases for 2016 in both its domestic and international markets.


Andy Morton | 22 Jul 2016

UK soft drinks producer Nichols has forecast another solid six months after first-half results saw sales and profits climb.


Andy Morton | 11 May 2016

Nichols is relaunching its Vimto soft drinks brand in India after first taking the beverage to the country in 1920.


Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2016

Nichols is to roll out Vimto Malt in glass bottles one year on from the launch of the West Africa-targeted soft drink.


Andy Morton | 2 Mar 2016

Nichols has posted a jump in full-year profits despite flat sales, as the company cut back on discounting and focused on margin growth.


Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

Nichols is to launch Vimto Remix, an extension to its Vimto range that combines the original's taste profile with fruit flavours.


Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2016

Nichols has credited its export sales with propping up the top line in 2015, as its domestic performance slipped in the period.


Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 3 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 31 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Lucy Britner | 27 Jul 2015

Vimto owner Nichols has posted a healthy lift in half-year profits on flat sales, while announcing its purchase of the Feel Good soft drinks brand.


Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Nichols is to launch a new Vimto campaign as part of its sponsorship of a Justin Beiber-headlined UK music festival.


Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Olly Wehring | 29 Apr 2015

Nichols has bought a major stake in UK-based slush drink producer The Noisy Drinks Co.


Olly Wehring | 16 Mar 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


James Wilmore | 5 Mar 2015

Nichols has seen a slight rise in full-year net sales helped by the performance of its Vimto brand in the Middle East.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2014

Last week, the Daily Telegraph reported - in an article headlined “I'll fight off Ebola with bottles of Vimto” - that a Liberian self-proclaimed bishop was holding prayer sessions to ward off the deadly virus. In the stead of communion wine, the bishop is using Nichols' sparkling herb-based fruity pop.

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