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Carnival tickets on packs

AG BARR is again backing the Irn-Bru Carnival at the SECC and the soft drinks firm is offering shoppers the chance to win tickets

A season with some sparkle

Take-home formats shine at

Take the low and no road

WITH a levy on added-sugar soft drinks set to come into force in 2018 and consumers increasingly concerned with their

Government backs bottle deposit plan

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores

Bubble bubble toil and trouble

Plastic bags fit for bursting with confectionery may last long in the memory, but the occasion can also be big business for soft drinks.

Time to level up

With an explosion of new brands, variants and sizes in recent years, the energy drinks market offers a huge amount of choice to consumers – but which offer …

Xtra on the small screen

AG Barr launches TV campaign for no added sugar variant SCOTTISH Irn-Bru fans are picking up a whole host of talents and superpowers as part of a new ad for …

Playing it cool is not for fools

THERE are few greater pleasures than a cold drink on a hot day, and with the school holidays bringing consumers out of the house, conveniece stores are ideally …

More with less

Sweet sales without the sugar DESPITE  the sustained negative press about the sugar content of soft drinks, the category is still performing well according to …

Scottish water is making big waves

Love of local good for bottled water brands BOTTLED water is big business for Scottish convenience retailers, and with the heavens opening on an almost daily …

Creating a taste of things to come

Scottish Grocer speaks to AG Barr’s commercial director Jonathan Kemp about plans to reformulate Scotland’s ‘other’ national drink AMID growing …

Guilt free energy in the can

THE Rockstar range of energy drinks has been further expanded with the launch of two new sugar free variants. Rockstar Revolt is a the new sugar free energy …

Low and no sugar in the ascension

Health conscious consumers drive sales growth ALL things staying the same, the UK Government levy on added-sugar will come into force in April 2018, but soft …

Soft drinks set to shine

A sales lift for the season There are few guarantees when it comes to the Scottish summer but a welcome lift in soft drinks sales is certainly worth betting …

Chilled – a hot topic

In its second Convenience Conversation, Scottish Grocer invited a select group of leading retailers and representatives from food, drink, wholesale and …

Irn-Bru’s sugar content to be slashed

AG Barr has announced it will be reducing the sugar in Irn-Bru. The firm has committed itself to making over over 90% of its soft drinks portfolio lower or no …