Scotland business

Tennent's sales volumes fall in UK, reveals C&C Group

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Image caption Although sales volumes of Tennent's fell, revenues increased.

The drinks brand, C&C Group, has reported that sales volumes of its Tennent's brand fell in the UK in the nine months to end of November.

Sales volumes dropped by 5.5% in the UK, but revenue increased during the period by 7.5%.

C&C Group, whose brands include ciders Bulmers and Magners, described its Scottish beer's performance as "solid".

The company said the trading environment for its various products was "challenging".

It said its full-year profits would be at the lower end of its range as previously stated.

C&C, which is based in Dublin, said international sales volumes of its beer and cider grew by 28% in the three months to the end of November.

In the Republic of Ireland, volumes of Tennent's increased by 22% in the same period, although the group said that this was from "a small base position".

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