Currently stocked in Ocado, Amazon, Farmdrop and Virgin Wines and available at high-end bars and restaurants, Mangrove are planning on increasing volume and exploring new off-trade options as well as working on a plan for targeting the on-trade.
Sarah Yates, co-founder at Sea Arch Drinks, said: “We are really excited to join Mangrove and work with them to take Sea Arch to the next level in the UK.
No and low alcohol
“There is so much potential within the emerging No & Low drinks category and we trust Mangrove as a partner to work with us to achieve our ambitions, to build the brand while staying true to our environmental pledge.”
Devon-based Sea Arch hoped to build on the success of its Coastal Juniper non-alcoholic distilled spirit – the brand is already making waves in the no and low alcohol sector with an increase in sales of more than 200% in 2020/21.
Mangrove UK managing director Nick Gillett added: “I am so pleased to be able to welcome Sea Arch to our portfolio to provide a delicious and refreshing option, one which is kind to the environment and offers a genuinely tasty alternative to alcohol.
Environment and sustainability
“The Sea Arch ethos fits perfectly with the portfolio I am continuing to build, made up of brands which embody innovation and integrity and are passionate about the environment and sustainability.”
Established in 2018, Sea Arch makes its drinks from natural seaside botanicals, and is free from sugar, sweeteners, calories and allergens. The minimal packaging is plastic-free and recyclable or compostable and the paint on the bottles is solvent free.
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