- Eastern Europe-focused drinks distributor Stock Spirits Group said year-to-date trading in 2018 had been 'satisfactory' and in line with current market expectations.

In Poland, the company said its share of the vodka market had improved to 26.1% at the end of March, compared to 24.9% a year earlier.

The market recorded a slight increase in both value and volume in the first quarter, though it remained 'highly competitive', the company said.

In the Czech Republic, the market experienced volume and value growth of 8.0% and 11.3%, respectively, in the first quarter, the company said.

At 2:43pm: [LON:STCK] Stock Spirits Group share price was -0.25p at 251.75p

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