IRN-BRU PUTS FIZZ IN AG BARR PROFIT

IRN-BRU maker AG Barr has seen its profit and revenues fizz in the first half and is planning to sell more drinks south of the border through advertising campaigns. The Scottish drinks firm saw pre-tax profit rise 18.8 per cent to £16m from £13.5m the year before. Chief executive Roger White (pictured) said: “In Scotland Irn-Bru is drunk by everyone and we would like to see more people further south drinking it. Our Rubicon juices are also doing very well.”