- Stock Spirits Group expects its FY results to conclude around the lower end of the range outlined in its November trading statement.

In November 2014 the company reported that quarter 3 had been a difficult trading period, particularly in Poland where we had seen disruption in the supply chain resulting from the duty increase. This disruption continued throughout quarter 4.

Despite continued aggressive competitor activity in Poland, Stock Spirits Group has maintained its value share in the market but has seen a small decline in volume market share.

However the total market data indicate that consumer volume trends slightly deteriorated in October and November, giving a year to date (end November 2014) decline of -4.4% (source: Nielsen). All other markets remain in line with expectations.

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