[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 09:06 GMT 10:06 UK
Irn Bru maker's summertime boost
AG Barr products
"Made in Scotland from girders", Irn Bru is AG Barr's most famous drink.
A hot summer and new products have helped Irn Bru maker AG Barr put a fizz in its profits, which climbed 8.2% in the six months to the end of July.

Barr said sales of its energy drink Irn Bru 32, the relaunch of Orangina and its St Clements Fruits range helped it earn 9.4m before tax in the period.

Scotland-based Barr said the continued decline in demand in the fizzy drinks market meant it needed to innovate.

In July the firm, which also makes Tizer, bought water brand Strathmore.

Some of the biggest growth was driven by the non-carbonated St Clements range, which grew by 250% in the six months, helping push overall sales at the company up 8.9% to 72.2m.


SEE ALSO
Barr reveals 17m relocation plan
30 Mar 05 |  Scotland
UK Irn Bru sales hit new Barr
28 Sep 04 |  Scotland

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific