Belfast Telegraph

Irn Bru maker's sales rise by 12%

Collapsed retailer Peacocks is moving in on new ownership after administrators were swamped with interest in all or part of the business.

THE sun shone on Irn-Bru maker AG Barr after strong demand for tropical brands Rubicon and KA helped sales gain even more fizz. The group said it expects like-for-like sales to be up 12% in the three months to January 28. Shares rose 2% as its Jamaica-inspired KA range and exotic juice brand Rubicon enjoyed double-digit growth.