Britvic continues to up soft drink sales

first_imgBritvic has continued to grow its soft drink sales for the 12 weeks to 20 December 2009, with revenue up 11% on 2008 to £242.7 million.Its GB carbonates division saw revenue growth of 20.1%, GB Stills revenue increased 9.6% and Britvic’s International arm saw growth of 5.1%.However the contribution from Britvic Ireland of £48.4m for the three months to 31 December 2009 was down by 3.0% on the same period in 2008, although underlying euro revenues were down by 10.1%. The firm also increased its volume share of the take-home market in Great Britain by a further 0.4% over the period.The firm reported that the stills market growth had been driven by categories such as plain water and sports drinks, while carbonates growth came mainly from the cola and glucose/stimulant drinks categories.“Shoppers in Ireland have again focused on value in the latest quarter,” according to the firm, which added that although volumes in the grocery market in the Republic of Ireland were flat, heavy discounting and promotions have pushed down its value by 12.8%.last_img read more

Pochettino to be fired if ‘alarming’ Spurs lose next game, claims Cascarino

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is just one defeat from the sack, according to former Tottenham star Tony Cascarino.Spurs have conceded TEN GOALS in two matches as they suffered humiliating defeats at the hands of Bayern Munich and Brighton.2 Mauricio Pochettino is struggling to stop Tottenham’s slumpCredit: EPAThere has been increasing speculation over Pochettino’s future as a crisis embroils the club and Cascarino thinks a loss at home to Watford on October 19 could prove the final straw.Writing in The Times, he said: “The signs for Tottenham Hostpur are alarming.“The team are getting worse, they are noticeably poorer than two years ago.“Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli – none of them are at the levels they were.2“Aaron Connolly, the 19-year-old, came in and did well for Brighton, scoring twice in the 3-0 win, but he is no Robert Lewandowski. Connolly made a mockey of their back four.“Mauricio Pochettino’s record entitles him to a fair crack at turning things around but I am sceptical as to whether he can.”If they lose to Watford in their next game after the international break, he is finished.“He is under pressure and making poor decisions. Eric Dier clearly was not fit to play on Saturday and Moussa Sissoko was out of position at right back.”THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itPochettino, who would be due a bumper compensation package if sacked, was questioned about his role following the Seagulls defeat and insisted he had bigger concerns.He said: “I am not worried, what worries me is life, not football.“Football is a game that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The problem for us – it was win, win, win and it was praise for everyone.“Now in the last two games it was a tough situation to accept. But I don’t want to be a philosopher or talk in a way that is not good.”Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and Brightonlast_img read more