An "outstanding" performance from non carbonated soft drinks (CSD) helped offset a sluggish fizzy drinks market and restructuring headaches in confectionery to deliver double digit top and bottom line growth at Cadbury Schweppes. The company reported an 11.9% rise in pretax profit to £886m for the year to December 2001, ahead of analysts' expectations, on sales up 20.6% to £5.5bn. Chief executive John Sunderland said: "Our non-CSD business had another outstanding year in 2001 and now represents 47% of North American sales revenue." The UK confectionery business had a slow start to the year, with profits "modestly down". However, the flagship brand Cadbury Dairy Milk increased its market share and core chocolate volumes grew 2% in the final quarter. {{NEWS }}