PGB chief executive John Cahill said that the group’s European businesses delivered 7% volume growth. In Russia, innovation fuelled strong growth, while in Spain volume and profits doubled.
Case volumes in the US were flat over the quarter and declined 5% in Mexico.
Cahill noted that its diet soft drink portfolio continued to generate low single-digit growth.
Sales for the 12 weeks to September 6 increased to $2.81bn from $2.45bn last year. Pre-tax income rose 3.7% to $279m.