Copestick Murray reports record sales

09 May, 2016

Copestick Murray has reported record sales and profit for 2015.

The agency grew sales 31.7% to £30.5 million and profits rose 51% to £880,000.

Managing director Robin Copestick said: “We are very happy with our 2015 numbers and they are in line with our ambitions. It is no secret that the UK is a tough market place for companies like ours but we have benefited greatly from increased export sales.

“We opened an office in Dublin and while the UK remains central to our growth plans we are aware that our diversity is our strength. We are a direct supplier, a brand owner, a brand creator, an importer, a distributor, an agent and we have now sales in 30 different countries.

“I am extremely happy with the performance of the company in all its different areas and I am very confident that this growth and diversity will continue in 2016 and beyond. The UK supply base will become ever more consolidated and we are in a great position to benefit from this consolidation.”

One of the reasons for the firm’s success is its I Heart brand, which recently gained a listing in Tesco Express and outsells the likes of Lindemans and Barefoot in the impulse channel.

It sold 8 million bottles last year and Copestick believes it will get to 20 million by 2020, of which 12 million would be sold in the UK. 

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