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How did AG Barr perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

26 Mar 2019

AG Barr has posted a mid-single digit sales lift from its latest fiscal year, as the positioning of the portfolio below the UK's sugar tax level benefitted from a "good year" for soft drinks in the country.

AG Barr's Funkin swaps Pink Grapefruit Gin Collins for Pink Gin Fizz in draught line-up

25 Mar 2019

AG Barr's Funkin cocktails and mixers brand has introduced a Pink Gin Fizz to its on-tap cocktails range in the UK, as it looks to take advantage of the trend for pink gin.

AG Barr marks Funkin anniversary with redesign

15 Feb 2019

AG Barr's fruit purée and cocktail mixer company, Funkin, has rolled out new packaging to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

AG Barr appoints former Superdry CFO to board

30 Oct 2018

Irn-Bru owner AG Barr has appointed Nicholas Wharton to its board as an independent non-executive director.

AG Barr updates H1 sales increase to 6%, but still lags UK market - results

25 Sep 2018

AG Barr has provided clarity on last month's trading update, revealing that sales for the first half of its fiscal year were slightly higher than anticipated.

AG Barr confident as Irn-Bru outpaces market in H1 2018 - results

1 Aug 2018

Soft drinks maker AG Barr hailed an "especially positive" 5% rise in first-half revenue and highlighted the continued momentum of its Irn-Bru brand.

AG Barr takes Funkin to Spain

4 May 2018

AG Barr has signed a distribution deal to launch its cocktail mixers range to Spain.

How prepared are soft drinks companies for UK sugar tax? - Focus

28 Mar 2018

On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink has 5g of sugar or more per 10cl GBP0.24 per litre if the drink has 8g of sugar or more per 10cl

AG Barr to distribute Bundaberg Brewed Drinks in UK & Ireland

15 Mar 2018

AG Barr's Barr Soft Drinks unit will handle Australia's Bundaberg Brewed Drinks in the UK and Irish markets. 

AG Barr's Strathmore Botanics - Product Launch

5 Mar 2018

AG Barr has released a range of botanical- and fruit-infused waters, under its Strathmore brand. 

AG Barr launches on-draught Funkin cocktail range

1 Feb 2018

AG Barr’s pre-made cocktail unit, Funkin, has unveiled its first on-draught cocktails.

AG Barr reveals 99% of portfolio to escape sugar tax; FY 2018 sales to rise - trading update

1 Feb 2018

AG Barr has confirmed that almost all of its portfolio will fall under the upcoming UK sugar tax.

AG Barr backs taste profile as low-sugar Irn-Bru hits shelves

5 Jan 2018

AG Barr has reassured consumers its new reduced-sugar Irn-Bru tastes the same as the original after fans reportedly started stockpiling reserves ahead of the switch over.

AG Barr launches San Benedetto in the UK

2 Jan 2018

AG Barr has lined up the release of Italian soft drink brand San Benedetto in the UK market. 

AG Barr appoints Natures Way Foods CEO as non-executive director

7 Dec 2017

AG Barr is set to welcome Natures Way Foods CEO Susan Barratt to its board, as an independent non-executive director.  

Profits growth continues for AG Barr in H1 2018 - results

26 Sep 2017

AG Barr has maintained its low-single-digit net profits growth in the first half of its current fiscal year, as sales performed well in the period.

AG Barr's Rubicon partners with England cricket team

12 Sep 2017

AG Barr has lined up a sponsorship deal for Rubicon, which sees the brand become the official soft drink of the England cricket team.

De Kuyper to handle AG Barr's Funkin in the Netherlands

7 Aug 2017

AG Barr has handed the distribution of its on-premise cocktail mixers brand Funkin to De Kuyper Royal Distillers in the Netherlands. 

Sales turnaround delivers H1 2017 boost for AG Barr - results

2 Aug 2017

AG Barr outpaced growth in the UK soft drinks market to post an 8% sales jump in the first half of the year, reversing a string of tough results for the Irn-Bru owner.

The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit - Comment

25 May 2017

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered and Brexit, we have been told, means Brexit. Richard Corbett considers the likely fallout of the UK's departure for the country's soft drinks industry.

AG Barr lines up US$6.2m Rubicon Spring push in UK

6 Apr 2017

AG Barr has announced a multi-million pound campaign for its Rubicon Spring brand in the UK market. 

Irn-Bru, Rubicon lift AG Barr to FY growth - results

28 Mar 2017

Solid sales growth for its core brands helped drive modest growth for AG Barr in its latest fiscal year.

AG Barr's Funkin Bramble Cocktail Mixer - Product Launch

27 Mar 2017

AG Barr's Funkin unit has lined up a Bramble mixer, in an effort to enable bartenders to easily create Bramble cocktails. 

AG Barr to take 90% of portfolio out of UK sugar tax reach

1 Mar 2017

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 Funkin Pro Coconut Purée - Product Launch

22 Feb 2017

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 expects flat full-year sales - trading update

1 Feb 2017

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's Rockstar Revolt - Product Launch

11 Jan 2017

AG Barr has launched a new range of energy drinks under the Rockstar brand.

AG Barr's Funkin Pro Beetroot Shrub Syrup - Product Launch

4 Jan 2017

AG Barr has teamed up with Jägermeister-owner Mast Jägermeister to add a beetroot flavour to its range of Funkin cocktail syrups.

AG Barr to cut staff as H1 sales, profits dip

27 Sep 2016

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.

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