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Richard Corbett | 10 Feb 2015

Earlier this month, AG Barr announced its purchase of the cocktail and syrups producer, Funkin. Richard Corbett looks at the deal and considers the likelihood of success from Barr's Funkin move.


Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2014

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of products.


James Wilmore | 24 Sep 2013

AG Barr announced its half-year results yesterday (23 September), revealing that profits had taken a dent from its failed merger with Britvic. Sales, however, were up by 5.8%. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the figures in the six months to the end of July:


Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2013

Suntory Food & Beverage didn't exactly swipe Ribena and Lucozade from under the noses of the UK soft drinks industry.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2015

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


Michelle Russell | 16 Aug 2011

After a short break, our 'just the Answer' interview returns. This month, Michelle Russell talks to Tim Croston, the group finance director at UK-based soft drinks producer, Nichols plc.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

AG Barr is to launch its first permanent new Irn-Bru in 35 years, a sugar-free version that claims to taste more like the original than the current zero-calorie extensions.


Lucy Britner | 3 Jun 2016

AG Barr has launched two new Barr brand flavours, chosen by the general public. 


Lucy Britner | 27 May 2016

Soft drinks producer AG Barr will launch a range of flavoured, sparkling waters under its Rubicon brand. 


Lucy Britner | 16 May 2016

AG Barr has added a Pineapple & Coconut variant to the Rockstar Freeze range in the UK. 


Lucy Britner | 6 May 2016

AG Barr has launched a marketing and innovation campaign for the Snapple brand in the UK as it looks to bring design and NPD in line with the US.


Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2016

AG Barr is to invest GBP6m (US$8.6m) in a new Irn-Bru campaign that harks back to the brand's marketing heritage.


Andy Morton | 29 Mar 2016

A decline in costs helped push AG Barr's profits up double-digits last year despite a slight fall in sales.


Lucy Britner | 3 Mar 2016

AG Barr has added three new lines to its range of cocktail mixers. 


Lucy Britner | 29 Jan 2016

Soft drinks maker AG Barr has warned that its full-year sales are likely to come in behind the previous year, citing a challenging first six months of 2015.


Andy Morton | 10 Dec 2015

AG Barr has looked to the past in a packaging overhaul for Irn-Bru.


Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2015

AG Barr has unveiled a seasonal ad for Irn Bru, part of the brand's Gets You Through campaign launched earlier this year.


Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2015

UK soft drinks maker AG Barr has rebounded in the third-quarter to remain on track for full-year sales expectations.


Andy Morton | 30 Sep 2015

AG Barr has released a new Funkin cocktail syrup designed to make a range of sherbet cocktails.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Andy Morton | 22 Sep 2015

UK soft drinks maker AG Barr has warned that full-year profits will come in flat after bad weather contributed to a below-par first-half performance.


Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2015

The UK soft drinks arm of Suntory has responded to the withdrawal of the ready-to-drink format of its Ribena brand in cartons from UK supermarket chain Tesco by releasing a no-added-sugar variant in the pack size.


Lucy Britner | 24 Jul 2015

AG Barr has warned that it expects a 5% dip in its half-year sales, compared to the same period last year.


Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2015

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Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Andy Morton | 8 Jul 2015

AG Barr has lined up the launch of an addition to the Rockstar energy drink range in the UK that leaves a “cooling” aftertaste in the mouth.

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