Juice producer Lassonde Industries Inc. yesterday announced a sharp jump in profits for the third quarter.

Sales rose by 10.8% from C$55.7m (US$42.3m) to C$61.7m, while profits increased by almost 11% to C$3.4m. Profits for the same period last year were $860,000.

The juice maker attributed the strong figures to solid performances by its continuing operations, and an end to the losses made by its operations in China.