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BarrUK: AG Barr chief shrugs off Suntory competition threat

25 March 2014

AG Barr's CEO has shrugged off the idea of competing with Suntory in the UK soft drinks market, arguing that it makes no difference who owns the Ribena and Lucozade brands.

UK: AG Barr FY sales boosted by warm UK summer

25 March 2014

AG Barr has seen its sales outpace the UK soft drinks market in 2013 as it reported a healthy rise in full-year profits.

UK: AG Barr adds Ka Karnival Krush to permanent portfolio

7 March 2014

AG Barr is to roll out the limited edition Ka flavour Karnival Krush as a permanent line in the UK.

Product Launch - UK: AG Barr's Barr Xtra Cola

27 February 2014

AG Barr has lined up the launch of a low-calorie cola extension of its namesake CSD brand in the UK.

UK: Ex-Diageo director to fill Britvic's CMO role

19 December 2013

Britvic has appointed a former Diageo marketing director as its new CMO.

UK: AG Barr remains bullish on FY after solid summer, autumn sales

5 December 2013

AG Barr has reported a healthy rise in late summer and autumn sales and remains confident on delivering on its full-year expectations.

UK: Britvic expands Fruit Shoot footprint as FY profits rise

26 November 2013

Britvic has posted an increase in full-year profits as the company unveiled plans to expand its Fruit Shoot partnership in the US with PepsiCo.

UK: Britvic international MD leaves after unit reshuffle

21 November 2013

The MD of Britvic's international unit has left the company in the wake of a structural shake-up.

UK: Britvic on course for FY sales jump despite volumes fall

17 October 2013

Britvic is set to post a full-year sales increase helped by the recovery of its Fruit Shoot brand following last year's recall.

Product Launch - UK: AG Barr's Barr Bubblegum

16 October 2013

AG Barr's Barr Bubblegum

UK: Former SABMiller exec joins AG Barr board

9 October 2013

AG Barr has appointed a former SABMiller executive to its board of directors.

UK: Britvic warns of restructure changes, stays silent over job losses

30 September 2013

Britvic has confirmed it is considering further structural changes to its business, but declined to comment on reports of potential job losses among its UK sales force.

Focus - AG Barr's H1 Performance

24 September 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:

UK: Britvic merger was not a 'necessity' - AG Barr CEO

23 September 2013

AG Barr’s CEO has revealed his disappointment at the collapse of the Britvic merger, but argued that the deal was not essential for the Irn Bru producer’s future.

UK: AG Barr's failed Britvic merger dents H1 profits

23 September 2013

Costs from AG Barr's failed merger with rival Britvic has dented the Irn Bru producer's first-half profits, but the group saw sales rise in the period.

Comment - Suntory Food & Beverage starts to flex financial muscles

9 September 2013

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

Analysis - Will Suntory Food & Beverage buy AG Barr next?

9 September 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.

JAPAN: Suntory to roll out own brands in new markets after GSK deal

9 September 2013

Suntory has no plans to launch potential new acquisitions Ribena and Lucozade in Japan but will use them to expand its existing portfolio in the UK, Nigeria and Malaysia, the company said today (9 September).

JAPAN: Suntory Beverage & Food holds "interest" in Ribena, Lucozade

6 September 2013

Suntory Beverage & Food has said it is interested in Ribena and Lucozade but denied it has agreed with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to buy the for-sale UK brands.

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26 July 2013

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Analysis - Falling volumes has forced Britvic cost-cutting plan

25 July 2013

Britvic's cost savings are “not a strategy, but a necessity”, an analyst has said.

Analysis - AG Barr's Milton Keynes opening welcomed

25 July 2013

The opening of AG Barr's Milton Keynes factory has been welcomed by analysts, who suggest it will ease capacity issues for the group and allow brand investment.

UK: Heatwave boosts AG Barr's H1 sales

25 July 2013

AG Barr expects to report a 5% rise in half-year sales helped by the recent hot weather in the UK.

UK: Britvic sees YTD sales jump, but volumes sag

25 July 2013

Britvic has posted a rise in year-to-date and third-quarter sales but volumes continued to drop in the UK and Ireland.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - AG Barr Jilted at Britvic's Altar, But What Now?

23 July 2013

Although AG Barr was on its way to the church earlier this month, Britvic was still having second thoughts. The end of the affair leads Richard Corbett to ponder what went wrong for the two and what happens next.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

19 July 2013

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Analysis - AG Barr move for Lucozade, Ribena looks good, but risks remain

15 July 2013

A move for Lucozade would open up export markets for AG Barr, but the structure of any deal to buy the brand is crucial, an analyst has warned.

UK: AG Barr switches attention from Britvic to Lucozade, Ribena - report

15 July 2013

AG Barr is switching its attention to GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade and Ribena brands, following the collapse of its proposed merger with Britvic, according to UK reports.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

12 July 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

12 July 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:







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