Soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr has reported an 8% increase in half-year pre-tax profit to £10.13m on sales up 7.9% at £77.9m.

Despite poor weather, combined sales revenue for Irn-Bru and Diet Irn-Bru increased 2%, AG Barr said.

“As well as rising input costs, there is huge competition for market share however, given the changes we have already made and our plans for the balance of the year, we anticipate meeting our expectations for the full year,” said CEO Roger White.

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