Kingsland claims that it accounts for one in every 15 bottles of wine consumed in the UK, supplying branded and own-label wines and spirits to customers including Tesco, the Co-op and smaller independent retailers. Wines are imported in bulk and bottled at its Manchester site, where it is working with a partner to develop a paper wine bottle. The company is led by managing director Alan Sagar, 55.

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Company details
ActivityAlcoholic drinks distributor
Sales £m161.3
Operating profit £m3.9
Main shareholdersManagement (100%)

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