Scotland business

US firm buys label producer John Watson & Company

John Watson & Company base in Glasgow
Image caption John Watson & Company was founded in 1824

An American corporation has bought Glasgow-based spirit label producer John Watson & Company for an undisclosed sum.

Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) said the business was "ideally located" and complemented MCC's existing Glasgow spirit and wine label business.

Founded in 1824, John Watson & Company describes itself on its website as the oldest printing company in Scotland.

It counts a number of leading whisky producers as customers.

MCC said the deal allowed for the retirement of owner John Watson, whose family founded the business.

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