Fever-Tree profits fizz as sales of low-calorie tonic double


Drinks maker to move into mixers for dark spirits after success of light tonic

The popularity of its light tonic and ginger beer have boosted profits at drinks-maker Fever-Tree, but its shares fell on a less sparkling outlook for 2018.

The company has benefited from the gin craze, which has boosted sales of tonic water, in particular its low-calorie tonic whose sales more than doubled in the UK. Fever-Tree plans to launch more low-calorie mixers, which now account for just under a third of its tonic sales.

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