Investment in innovation contributed to volume growth for Scottish & Newcastle’s four key brands, seen in its latest sales results.
The UK brewer reported a collective volume increase of 5.5%, with value sales up 5.4%, for Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664, John Smith’s and Strongbow for the six months to June 30.
Chief executive Tony Froggatt said: “Our UK business has performed well, gaining share within a soft UK market. The strength of our four key brands also supports our confidence in the decision to reduce our brand portfolio by passing control of Miller Genuine Draft and Beck’s back to the brand owners.”
The brewer said that its priority for the four brands had been investing in innovation, seen by new product launches such as Strongbow Sirrus and packaged Kronenbourg Blanc.