Skinner’s reports record sales

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A fast-expanding Cornish brewery has exceeded £4 million sales for the first time.

Skinner’s Brewery reported a 12% rise in annual turnover, partly thanks to increased activity nationwide.

Chief executive Steve Skinner commented: “Our 30-strong team has worked enormously hard to win this success. Their commitment and dedication is absolutely outstanding, I am extremely proud of our staff.”

The company has enjoyed stead growth since making a national breakthrough a couple of years ago. Skinner explained: “Since mid-2009, our ales have been on sale at all Waitrose’s UK stores and we are now also selling in around a quarter of all Tesco’s UK stores.

“In addition, we have our pre-existing national arrangements through Coors and Wetherspoons.

He added: “These developments have convinced us that we still have a long way to go in terms of tapping our full potential at national level rather than just in our traditional Cornish home territory.”

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