AG Barr, the maker of the Irn-Bru and Tizer soft drink brands, said it is on track to meet full year profits, despite tough market conditions.

The Glasgow-based soft drinks manufacturer said poor weather and intense competition across the market had continued to make it a challenging year for the company.

Chief executive Roger White said: “Market conditions have been very competitive but despite this AG Barr has performed well.

“Our increased level of marketing activity combined with strong sales execution and a continued focus on operating costs have delivered improved performance across the year.”

Analysts expect pre-tax profits for the year to January 29 to rise to £15m on flat turnover.