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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:
Suntory Food & Beverage didn't exactly swipe Ribena and Lucozade from under the noses of the UK soft drinks industry.
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.
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AG Barr has announced a multi-million pound campaign for its Rubicon Spring brand in the UK market.
Solid sales growth for its core brands helped drive modest growth for AG Barr in its latest fiscal year.
AG Barr's Funkin unit has lined up a Bramble mixer, in an effort to enable bartenders to easily create Bramble cocktails.
AG Barr has lined up a GBP5m (US$6m) marketing push to support the roll outAG Barr has lined up a GBP5m (US$6m) marketing push in the UK, to support the roll-out of its Irn-Bru Xtra brand extension.of its Irn-Bru Xtra brand.
AG Barr is to dramatically reduce the sugar content across its range as it prepares for life under the UK's forthcoming sugar tax.
AG Barr's cocktail unit Funkin has released a coconut purée in the UK on-premise, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of the Pina Colada.
AG Barr has forecast that sales in organic terms for its latest fiscal year will come in flat, although operating margin is anticipated to be in line with expectations.
AG Barr has launched a new range of energy drinks under the Rockstar brand.
AG Barr has teamed up with Jägermeister-owner Mast Jägermeister to add a beetroot flavour to its range of Funkin cocktail syrups.
AG Barr is to cut 10% of its workforce before the end of the year amid a declining UK market that hampered H1 sales and profits.
Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.
AG Barr has launched a new range under its Rubicon brand as it looks to appeal to calorie-conscious consumers.
AG Barr has warned that Brexit will inflate costs next year as currency falls from the vote eventually make an impact.
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.
AG Barr has launched two new Barr brand flavours, chosen by the general public.
Soft drinks producer AG Barr will launch a range of flavoured, sparkling waters under its Rubicon brand.
AG Barr has added a Pineapple & Coconut variant to the Rockstar Freeze range in the UK.
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.
AG Barr is to invest GBP6m (US$8.6m) in a new Irn-Bru campaign that harks back to the brand's marketing heritage.
A decline in costs helped push AG Barr's profits up double-digits last year despite a slight fall in sales.
AG Barr has added three new lines to its range of cocktail mixers.
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.
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