Scottish drinks giant AG Barr said demand for soft drinks increased despite the poor summer weather.
Barr's Irn Bru sales rose by 4% year-on-year
Both Irn-Bru and Tizer increased their market share and helped lift half year
sales to £66.3m.
The Glasgow-based company also said strong marketing and promotional plans for the second half left it well placed to deal with competition from rivals.
Operating profits rose to £7.4m while at the bottom line pre-tax profits were 10% higher at £7.9m.
Barr said the higher bottom line figure reflected the "underlying fundamental strength" of the business.
Chief executive Roger White said: "We made excellent progress across the business in what has been a challenging market."
The hike in turnover reflected a particularly strong performance in Scotland, where Irn-Bru and the diet version of the drink saw a 4% year-on-year increase
Barr said a change in promotions in England would mean more investment in Irn-Bru in the second half.
The firm employs nearly 1,000 people across the country at sites including Kirkcaldy and Fife.