Brand Partners has announced its figures for last year. The wine and spirits importer saw pre-tax profit for 2003 rise to NOK18.4 m (US$2.7 m), from NOK17.7 m in 2002, based on sales revenue of NOK266.4 m compared to NOK282.8 m.

Operating profit at the company also increased, to NOK18.2 m from NOK17.2 m.

Brand Partners is a joint venture between Scandinavian Beverage Group and Pernod Ricard. The company's portfolio includes wine brands such as Cuvee Chantal and whiskey brands including The Glenlivet, Chivas and Jameson.