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The just-drinks Analyst returns

In his latest missive from the investor coal-face, former analyst Ian Shackleton shares his thoughts on how the second quarter is shaping up...

The just-drinks Analyst returns

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering em...

Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2018

Britvic has outlined several category trends to help boost soft drinks sales in the UK this year.

Andy Morton | 29 Nov 2017

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales but profits were down as the company invested in a business capability programme. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in fiscal 2017. All sales values are on a constant currency basis.

Ian Shackleton | 18 Aug 2017

This month, former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton takes a long, hard look at marketing spend in the digital world, a better-than-expected results season and the return of green shoots for local spirits.

Ian Shackleton | 12 Jul 2017

This month, our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton considers how best to grow your top-line, considers that the next round of results will throw up and looks at how his stock picks have performed so far.

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Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2018

Britvic has said it expects the tough trading environment to continue into 2019, as the group hailed a rise in sales in its fiscal-2018.

Lucy Britner | 26 Nov 2018

Britvic has teamed up with a diabetes charity in the UK, prompting several complaints in the country.

Lucy Britner | 6 Nov 2018

Britvic has rolled out the first TV ad for its J2O Glitterberry flavour since 2011.

Lucy Britner | 23 Oct 2018

Britvic has lined up the first TV campaign for its Fruit Shoot Juiced drink in the UK market.

Lucy Britner | 23 Oct 2018

UK soft drinks and mixers company Britvic has started the search for a new chief financial officer, after the current incumbent announced his departure.

Lucy Britner | 14 Sep 2018

Britvic has added two seasonal launches to its Robinson Cordials and Creations ranges.

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2018

Britvic has started the UK-wide roll-out of the annual limited edition flavour from its J2O adult soft drinks brand.

Olly Wehring | 24 Aug 2018

Britvic has lined up a sponsorship deal for its Robinsons Cordials range in the UK with James Martin's Saturday Morning television programme.

Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2018

PepsiCo has reassured its bottling partners its US$3.2bn takeover of SodaStream International will not see it turn away from them, according to a Bloomberg report.

Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2018

Britvic's adult beverage unit, Wisehead Productions, has entered the pink drinks category with a new mixer for its London Essence Co range.

Richard Woodard | 24 Jul 2018

UK-based soft drinks maker Britvic overcame the impact of a carbon dioxide shortage in the UK and Ireland to post a 3.4% sales rise during the third quarter.

Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2018

Britvic has appointed a new marketing director for its UK unit.

Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2018

UK-based soft drinks maker Britvic has warned that upcoming strikes will not change its stance on redundancy payouts at its soon-to-close Norwich plant.

Andy Morton | 18 Jun 2018

PepsiCo has overhauled the packaging for its 7UP Free brand in the UK ahead of a new marketing campaign.

Andy Morton | 24 May 2018

European soft drinks maker Britvic has launched a GBP3m (US$4m) marketing campaign in the UK for its J2O brand.

Andy Morton | 23 May 2018

European soft drinks maker Britvic brushed off bad weather in its second quarter to post a solid sales jump in new H1 results.

Lucy Britner | 3 May 2018

Britvic will roll out its Robinsons Refresh'd marketing campaign for a second year, as it looks to further engage its target audience of 25-44 year olds in the UK market.

Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2018

The percentage of soft drinks that sit above the new UK sugar tax halved in the run up to the levy's introduction, a new report says.

Andy Morton | 5 Apr 2018

Britvic has launched a new TV ad in the UK for its Robinsons Fruit Shoot range.

Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.

Andy Morton | 8 Feb 2018

Britvic has launched a website that aims to prepare UK retailers for the country’s upcoming sugar tax.

Lucy Britner | 31 Jan 2018

Britvic has reported flat sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018, as the introduction of a sugar tax looms in its domestic market.

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2018

A new TV campaign for Britvic's latest Robinsons range will attempt to bring more adults into the cordial category in the UK.

Lucy Britner | 8 Jan 2018

Britvic has appointed John Campbell to the role of commercial operations director.

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Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2013

Britvic, you would think, is a company that's worth analysts unpicking a bit.

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