Scotland business

Irn Bru maker rides out bad summer

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Image caption AG Barr said it was still being affected by rising costs and economic challenges facing consumers

Irn Bru maker AG Barr said it expected an increase in full-year revenues despite very poor summer weather.

The company said recent trading over the winter would be ahead of the soft drinks market.

AG Barr anticipates revenues for the full year to be more than £250m reflecting year-on-year growth of 7%.

The Scottish firm said it had been affected by the "ongoing economic challenges" facing consumers and the rising cost of raw materials.

It said although it was unlikely that these challenges would change it remained "cautiously optimistic" and "well placed" to build on its performance.

Cumbernauld-based AG Barr has agreed a merger with Britvic, however the deal, which will create one of Europe's biggest soft drinks companies, still has to get approval from regulators.

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