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Britvic 'under no merger pressure'

Britvic chilled expectations of a Robinsons and Irn-Bru merger, insisting its prospects as a stand-alone firm were "bright".

As it received notification that its now lapsed tie-up with AG Barr has been given clearance, Britvic indicated it was under no pressure to resurrect a deal. Chairman Gerald Corbett said Britvic "is in a very different position to last summer when the merger was agreed".

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