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Earlier this month, AG Barr announced its purchase of the cocktail and syrups producer, Funkin. Richard Corbett looks at the deal and consid...


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.


Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2013

An analyst has questioned whether Suntory Food & Beverage will make AG Barr its next target after its deal to acquire GlaxoSmithKline's brands Ribena and Lucozade.

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

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

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


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.


Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 27 May 2015

AG Barr has said it remains on-course to hit its full-year targets, despite a slight dip in total sales for its latest quarter.


Andy Morton | 29 Apr 2015

AG Barr acquisition Funkin is to roll out new packaging across the portfolio as it looks to standardise branding.


Olly Wehring | 30 Mar 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 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 | 24 Mar 2015

AG Barr has posted a steady increase in full-year sales and profits as strong bottled water sales helped it outperform the overall soft drinks market.


Andy Morton | 24 Mar 2015

AG Barr's cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin has expanded its single batch syrup range with two new flavours.


Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2015

AG Barr has appointed the head of a UK house-building firm to its board of directors.

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