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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: Nichols predicts price-marked future for UK soft drinks

20 March 2014

Soft drinks maker Nichols believes price-marked packaging (PMP) is here to stay, as it revealed PMP accounted for most of Vimto's sales growth in UK impulse channels last year.

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.

US: MillerCoors gives original Miller Lite can a fresh outing

10 December 2013

MillerCoors is to release in the US an updated version of the original Miller Lite can that was first unveiled 40 years ago.

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.

Focus - Britvic's FY Performance by Region and Category

26 November 2013

Today, Britvic posted a rise in sales and profits in its full-year results. Here's a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the past financial year.

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.

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22 November 2013

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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 gets Ron Burgundy on board for Tango movie tie-up

6 November 2013

Britvic has linked up with Paramount Pictures to launch limited-edition Tango bottles featuring the lead character from upcoming movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

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.

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 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.

UK: Heineken, Britvic deliveries under threat from strike action - Unite

5 September 2013

UK deliveries of Heineken and Britvic brands could be affected by a 24-hour strike by workers at logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, according to trade union Unite.

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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.

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.

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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.

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12 July 2013

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12 July 2013

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