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French drinks purchase

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LAITERIES de Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (LSDH), a French dairy and drinks company, has acquired l'Abeille, a carbonated soft drinks producer based in Cholet, from Duke Street Capital for an undisclosed sum. L'Abeille has an annual turnover of about €40 million and produces 130 million bottles of private label lemonade and cola per year. LSDH produces milk and fruit juices for leading retailers such as Carrefour, E Leclerc and Système U, and last year bought fruit juice maker, Les Vergers d'Alsace, from Eckes-Granini France ( FOODNEWS 18 April 2008).


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