The company operates in two segments: carbonates and still drinks and water. It said its core brands are responding well to increased marketing support and sustained consumer promotional investment, while its strategy of extending distribution continues to make good progress.
AB Barr, which owns brands including Rubicon and Tizer, said the increase in revenue has been underpinned by a strong volume performance across all its core brands. Margins were in line with management expectation, it added.
The company, which is holding its annual general meeting Tuesday, said its brand and sales programme associated with its sponsorship of the
"Although it is early in the year and the comparative trading for last summer will be challenging, we remain confident in delivering our expectations for the balance of the year," the firm said.
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