Fruit ingredients producer J.O. Sims Ltd has announced record growth in the sales of its fruit ingredients, with an increase of over 50% forecast by the end of 2002. "The growth in fruit ingredient sales in the past two years has been extraordinary," commented MD Christopher Sims: "Consumers know that fruit is healthy and good to eat. Manufacturers have responded with a wide array of tasty and innovative products - from breakfast cereals and snack bars to yoghurts, cheeses and biscuits".