Tonic maker Fever-Tree reported a fall in profit for the first half of the year despite strong demand in Europe and the US, as inflationary pressures and continued exposure to transatlantic freight costs bit into earnings.
The London-based company also said availability of glass will be restricted in the second half the year and is expected to hurt revenue.
"Labour shortages at our East Coast bottler in the U.S. have impacted our ramp up," Fever-Tree said.
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The company said it was working with suppliers to secure its glass requirements for 2023.
It added the labour shortages have resulted in greater production volumes required from the UK, which has increased the group's exposure to sea freight costs "in the short term".
Fever-Tree reiterated it expects full-year core profit to be in the range of £37.5 million to £45 million.
The group said uncertainty and the risk of disruption for the year remain high as cost pressures continue to impact its business.
Adjusted Core Profit
The London-based company said its adjusted core profit for the six months ended 30 June was £21.9 million, compared with £29.2 million the previous year.
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