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  Vimto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vimto is a red soft drink in the United Kingdom.
Vimto was first formulated in 1908 by Manchester herb importer John Noel Nichols, who saw the market opening for soft drinks due to the temperance movement and the passage of the 1908 Licencing Act (which attempted to drastically reduce the number of licenced premises in England and Wales).
Vimto was, somewhat confusingly, also made under license in the United Kingdom by A.G. Barr until recently.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vimto   (395 words)

 Family gets Vimto on tap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
They are so hooked on Vimto, they have a tank full of the cordial buried in their garden so there is a constant supply in the kitchen.
A spokesperson for Vimto said: "The tank was a fairly simple installation, but we can't disclose how much it cost as it was a gift to the Bird family.
Vimto was created by John Noel Nichols in a wooden barrel in his warehouse at 49 Granby Row, Manchester, in 1908.
www.manchesteronline.co.uk /news/s/131/131999_family_gets_vimto_on_tap.html   (466 words)

 Yabedo Latest News - Pop on tap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A family who drink 25 pints of Vimto each week have had a specially designed tank for the soft drink fitted in their garden.
The Bird family are said to be the only people in the world to have the tank, which is linked up to the house's water supply to provide cordial on tap, the Daily Record reports.
Vimto was created in Manchester in a wooden barrel in 1908 and is made using a blend of numerous fruits including grape and raspberry.
www.yabedo.com /news/id/12916   (258 words)

 The Post - Breaking news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Nichols said Vimto was capturing further market share even though consumers’ heads have been turned constantly by offers on rival drinks brands since the start of January.
Chairman John Nichols said Vimto was being ditributed in increased quantities to major supermarkets in the UK, putting it in the frontline for attracting new drinkers.
Vimto, which was developed as a health tonic in Manchester in 1908 and became popular during the temperance movement, is sold in regions including India and Africa as well as the UK.
www.sbpost.ie /breakingnews/breaking_story.asp?j=3232575&p=3z3z59x&n=3232667&x=   (493 words)

 Vimto - Review - A truely Mancunian Drink
Vimto was first made in 1908 by John Nichols in Granby Row in Manchester.
The name Vimto derives from Vim and Tonic, so it was a tonic to pep you up giving you vim and vigour.
It was originally produced in a cordial but the range has been expanded to encompass fizzy vimto, vimto high juice, vimto citrus, and vimto jelly to spread on your sandwiches and vimto ice lollies and ordinary lolly pops.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /drinks/vimto/421833   (816 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Vimto to make a splash in India
Nichols, maker of the iconic British soft drink Vimto, is planning a fresh assault on the Indian market after a 50-year absence.
Vimto was popular in India during the British colonial era, but the drink was withdrawn in the 1950s.
Vimto was originally developed as a health tonic in Manchester in the early 1900s.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/3573007.stm   (345 words)

 Vimto achieves highest growth rate in five years - Zawya.com | Middle East Business News
Introduced in the Kingdom by Aujan in 1928, Vimto is traditionally known as the drink to be offered to family and friends during Ramadan breakfasts and evenings.
A leader in its category, Vimto is available in ready-to-drink carbonated cans, bottles, multi-serving family packs and Tetrapack and PET bottles with easy open/close caps.
Growth in Vimto sales is accompanied by major developments at Aujan that include a US$30 million upgrade in the packaging and production facility now enabling the company to manufacture beverage products in all packaging formats, including cans, PET bottles, non-returnable glass bottles and Tetra Pak cartons.
www.zawya.com /story.cfm?id=ZAWYA20031230130050   (469 words)

 Vimto - Vimto picks up awareness prize at Commonwealth Games
The objective was to give Vimto a strong and continued presence across this important period and the awareness scores recorded proved that this goal had been successfully achieved."
Vimto competes in the highly competitive soft drinks market and improving brand awareness and being front of mind are crucial in driving sales.
Vimto used bus advertising to improve awareness during a highly competitive period.
www.oaa.org.uk /Case_Studies/studies/Vimto1/Vimto1.asp   (310 words)

 Vimto sales fizz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
VIMTO producer Nichols today toasted a big rise in annual profits after sales of the drink soared to a record high.
Demand for Vimto, which was invented by current chairman John Nichols’ grandfather in 1908, increased strongly both in the UK and overseas.
Abroad, Vimto has achieved cult status in countries such as Senegal and Cameroon, and it broke into new markets such as Pakistan and Guinea during 2005.
www.manchesteronline.co.uk /men/business/s/208/208799_vimto_sales_fizz.html   (323 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For those who are from the south of England and/or older than eight, the name Vimto might sound rather like an industrial kitchen cleaner, but it is, in fact, a sweet, fruity cordial that's big with the kids and even bigger in the North.
To our uninitiated group, for whom Vimto remains an unknown potion of juices, malt and sodium benzoate, it is something of an acquired taste.
Vimto may even be harking back to its roots: it was created as a healthy, non-alcoholic tonic to give grown-ups "vigour and vim" (hence Vim to-nic).
enjoyment.independent.co.uk /food_and_drink/features/article102291.ece   (1438 words)

 albawaba.com middle east news information::Aujan Industries Celebrates 79th Ramadan with Vimto Across the Middle East ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Since 1928, Vimto has been sharing its great taste with families in the region during various occasions throughout the year, and in particular the Holy month of Ramadan.
The teaser campaign was aired prior to the start of Ramadan and is followed by a series of television commercials that highlight traditional Ramadan festivities such as the welcoming of family members and Iftar.
Furthermore, the campaign reflects Vimto as an integral part of the day-to-day activities during the Holy month and is closely linked to the happiness created by the reunion of the family.
www.albawaba.com /en/countries/UAE/191121   (612 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Mapro to bring back Vimto fruit squash
IT was grandpa's favourite drink back in 1912, and now Mapro Foods, the second-largest producer of processed fruit products in Western India, is set to bring back into the country Vimto, the fruit-based beverage brand from the UK.
Vimto is one of the most widely distributed brands in the world, available in a hundred nations and manufactured across 34 countries.
The brand, according to Mr Vora, has had a close association with India; after it was developed by founder John Nichols in 1908, it was launched first in India in 1912.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2004/02/19/stories/2004021900610600.htm   (496 words)

 Vimto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Now you can own a commercial quality Vimto display chiller with a corresponding value of Vimto/Sunkist product supplied free of charge.
Free drinks are delivered approximately 10 days after delivery of your chiller cabinet and must be accepted in one drop.
Vimto large hinged double door bottle cooler with 99 cases free (RRP £1,200)
www.wechillit.com /contents/en-uk/d39.html   (117 words)

 Biscuit of the Week
His Vimtonic, as it was originally called, was a blend of grape, raspberry and flcurrant juice and of course some secret stuff that we are not allowed to know about under the catch all of "natural extracts of herbs and spices".
Well the most obvious way would be to take their Raspberry flavour plum jam and make it Vimto flavour, so that's what they did.
Whilst the Vimto Jammie Dodgers were a bit exciting The Vanilla Thrillers were about as thrilling as a party political broadcast, that rudely shunts your favourite telly program on by ten minutes.
www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com /biscuits/previous.php3?item=137   (2208 words)

 IOM TT Practice Report - Vimto Honda - Friday June 2
Due to the changing weather conditions on the Island that has resulted in three consecutive practice sessions being cancelled, the Demon Vimto Honda team is up against it in preparation for next week's races.
With five riders competing in a total of eleven races, practice time was always going to be at a premium and whilst the Paul Bird squad were hoping to have more time to set up the bikes, they remain optimistic of success around the 37.73 mile mountain circuit.
The former Manx GP winner lapped at over 118mph on the Production Fireblade as well as putting a 114mph lap in on the 250 and is feeling confident of success in the races.
www.mcnews.com.au /MotorcycleRacing2000/IOMTT2000/FriJun2PracticeReport.htm   (672 words)

 Vimto - Drinks Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
A Brief History: Vimto in its original format was invented by a Lancashire man, John Nichols, way back in 1908!
This product is that wonderful fruity, funky and very purple stuff we call Vimto Vimto was first made in 1908 by John Nichols in Granby Row in Manchester.
I have loved the taste of Vimto since I was a child, it is such a refreshing drink, I always preferred the original the one you dilute to taste that is, rather than the sparkling one.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /drinks/vimto   (312 words)

 Vimto: the fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vimto was invented in 1908 by John Nichols.
It was here that the secret recipe for Vimto was first invented.
The name 'Vimto' comes from the fact that the recipe was supposed to give you 'vim' and vigor' and make you feel full of life.
fan.stolemyheart.net /vimto   (261 words)

 CVG - Email to a friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
CVG has teamed up with Vimto and Nintendo to celebrate the launch of the new Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games for Game Boy Advance - giving you the chance to win a very special trip this weekend...
The Pokémon Live 2003 unleashed by Vimto tour will be travelling to Asda, Tesco and Toys 'R' Us stores across the UK this summer.
The winner will be able to bring a friend with him or her to join them on an exclusive quest to capture a host of Pokémon characters inside the unique Dome, created by Nintendo and Vimto to bring the popular Pokémon games to life.
www.computerandvideogames.com /email_article.php?id=93895&type=news   (277 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Essex | False claim costs Vimto £20,000
A soft drinks company which falsely claimed that a Vimto drink specially designed for children contained vitamin C has been fined £20,000.
Labels on Nichols plc's Vimto Fruit Blast said the drink contained 4.1mg vitamin C per 100ml.
On Thursday, Chelmsford Crown Court heard that a routine spot check in October 2003 on a bottle of Vimto Fruit Blast in Harlow showed it contained no vitamin C. Prosecutors acting on behalf of the council said the company was told of the problem at that stage but took no steps to rectify it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/essex/4063731.stm   (371 words)

 Vimto sales lose their fizz
SALES of soft drink Vimto lost their fizz last year, restricting manufacturer JN Nichols (Vimto) to pre-tax profits of £9.7m, a 1pc increase.
Despite this, the flcurrant cordial variety of Vimto gained a few points of market shares, although sales of the carbonated version were flat.
Mr Nichols said he was confident that the drink would do well in the long-term due to its versatility: "You can drink it either hot or cold." But he said it was too early to tell whether sales would pick up this year as sales are weighted towards the summer months.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/03/27/cvim27.html   (252 words)

 Arts and Media/Toys/Largest Yo-Yo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A 407-kg (896-lb) yo-yo with a diameter of 3.17 m (10 ft 5 in) was devised by JN Nichols (Vimto) Ltd and made by students at Stockport College, Greater Manchester, UK.
Construction of the mammoth working yo-yo was backed by the makers of Vimto, the popular English soft drink.
The toy that inspired the giant project first gained its name in the 1910s, supposedly from the Filipino for 'to return'.
www.guinnessworldrecords.com /content_pages/record.asp?recordid=48042   (144 words)

 Vimto Fruit Slush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vimto is a delicious, fun, fruity drink that is popular with both young consumers and adults.
First created in 1908 by John Noel Nichols and now established worldwide, the drink contains a unique and specially guarded mix of ingredients including fruits, herbs and spices.
Vimto Slush has been carefully crafted to maintain the special Vimto taste and deliver it in the fun format of a slush drink.
www.ice-drink.co.uk /vimto.aspx   (67 words)

 BSF Archives: Events 2003
Although it is now known as simply a soft drink Vimto does possess some interesting properties, for example it is a stimulant, a diuretic and an expectorant, properties which when it was originally developed would almost have placed it into the category of herbal remedies.
The export market was developed in the late 1920’s and today Vimto is very much a global brand being manufactured in such diverse countries as Burma and Nigeria It is supplied in bottles, cans, and tetrapaks.
From a marketing point of view it was’nt until the mid 1930’s that an external advertising agency was commissioned to promote the product, prior to this all marketing had been undertaken in-house, and their first TV ad was seen in 1956.
www.bsf.org.uk /arc_2003.html   (3009 words)

 Planet GameCube News Article: UK Pokémon Roadshow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From Saturday 19th July, Nintendo and Vimto will be touring the country with the exclusive 'Pokémon Live 2003 unleashed by Vimto' roadshow visiting branches of Toys 'R' Us, Tesco & Asda.
Fans in both Japan and America have been snapping up the games in their eagerness to be the greatest Pokémon Trainer ever, with more than 4.4 million copies of the games shipped in Japan and more than 2.2 million games already shipped to North American retailers.
Pokémon fans should also look out for special promotional packs of Vimto for a chance to win stacks of gaming prizes including two exclusive trips to New York, rounded off with a trolley dash at the world famous Pokémon Center NY.
www.planetgamecube.com /news.cfm?action=item&id=4514   (386 words)

 Vimto aids Nichols profit rise as sales lift
SOFT drinks group J N Nichols (Vimto) yesterday unveiled a 7.7pc increase in 1997 pre-tax profits to £10.5m, on the back of a 3.3pc rise in sales to £75m.
The famous Vimto brand, which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary with an advertising campaign featuring cartoon character Purple Ronnie, helped increase drink-market share despite "aggressive advertising and promoting by other major competitive brands".
The group also achieved "a major step" forward through its acquisition of A G Barr's former draught soft drinks division.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1998/03/26/cvim26.html   (199 words)

 Snackspot.org.uk: Burton's Jammie Dodgers Vanilla Thriller/ Jammin' with Vimto
The Vimto-flavoured ones stay true to their name and really do taste of Vimto and these are the best of the 2 flavours.
A classic-style bonbon in very 70s-retro packaging, each sweet is a giant lump the size of a gobstopper, with a crispy shell and a hard chewy toffee inside.
They aren't quite as fruity as Vimto chew bars, and combined with the daunting size and consistency, it's pretty hard to imagine someone ever finishing a whole bag.
www.snackspot.org.uk /thread.php?story=0507021937sbc   (576 words)

 Vimto Academy - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vimto Academy is a unique people development concept - harnessing the best practice of the award winning £100m Nichols plc with cutting edge management development techniques of Instep UK, experts in learning.
This site will provide you with all the information you need on our organisation and our service to our members.
The Vimto Academy presents you with business choices about how, when and where you develop your people to achieve your key performance objectives.
www.vimtoacademy.co.uk   (101 words)

 Nichols plc - specialising in soft drinks and beverage systems
Nichols plc is a multi million pound business, specialising in soft drinks and beverage systems.
Nichols plc can trace its development back to the establishment of Vimto, a fruit flavoured cordial, created by John Noel Nichols in 1908, Since then, the company has developed progressively, entering new markets abroad and acquiring a number of companies along the way.
Nichols plc floated on the London Stock Exchange, before moving to AIM in 2004, it employs more than 200 people, with partners based all over the world from China to India and the Middle East to South Africa.
www.nicholsplc.co.uk   (133 words)

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