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Irn-Bru weathers spring cold snap

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr shrugged off the freezing start to the year and intense competition to report market-beating sales growth.

The group, based in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, which dates back to 1875 and also makes Tizer and Rubicon, said sales grew 2.4% in the 15 weeks to May 12, outperforming a soft drinks market that was hit by the prolonged cold spell.

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