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Britvic's biggest shareholder has sold a 9.2pc stake in the soft drinks company to a potential predator, heightening speculation that a full-blown approach for the recently floated consumer goods group is imminent.
Britvic, which makes Tango and J2O, was taken by surprise last night, when it emerged that Axa Investment Managers had sold the stake after the market had closed.
Britvic closed down 1¾ at 263p but with the trade taking place at a premium, traders were predicting that Britvic would rally today.
www.telegraph.co.uk /money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/12/19/cnbritvic19.xml   (587 words)

  Britvic Soft Drinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Britvic has announced plans for a £500m flotation next month, in order to benefit from the UK's rising demand for soft drinks.
Britvic Soft Drinks is planning a flotation early next year, with Citigroup and Deutsche Bank being appointed as advisers.
Britvic Soft Drinks is creating 40 new jobs at its factory in Chelmsford, in preparation for the launch of a new series of products.
www.ukbusinesspark.co.uk /brs98802.htm   (105 words)

 Business Interview: Paul Moody, Chief Executive, Britvic - Independent Online Edition > Business Analysis & Features
Britvic may be losing its fizz, but there'll be no last Tango The soft-drinks plc has had to swallow a pretty bitter brew recently.
Moody, who has worked at Britvic for a decade, certainly uses lots of industry jargon to get his point across ("repertoire", "occasionality" and "provenance" are just a few) and the cabbie's son seems to have an answer for everything.
Britvic sales have been flat - in both senses of the word - over the past year, yet Moody appears to be bullish about the future.
news.independent.co.uk /business/analysis_and_features/article2034785.ece   (1528 words)

 Britvic shares plummet after chief executive admits fizzy drinks sales have fallen flat since float | | Guardian ...
Britvic admitted yesterday it had underestimated the impact of health concerns on UK fizzy drinks sales, revealing that the carbonated drinks market suffered its severest ever decline in the two months since the company's flotation in December last year.
Britvic said its £6m cost-efficiency programme for this year was likely to generate savings of £10m by 2007.
Britvic's trading update came as the British Foods Standards Agency said it was asking the UK fizzy drinks industry to measure levels of benzene - a carcinogen - in their products.
business.guardian.co.uk /story/0,,1722386,00.html   (735 words)

 Britvic - Terms and conditions
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www.britvic.co.uk /Terms.aspx   (1319 words)

 Packaging Gateway - Britvic PET Stretch/Blow Moulding Facility Upgrade, Norwich, United Kingdom
Britvic, one of the UK's leading soft drinks manufacturers, is updating its existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) lines at their Norwich facility.
Britvic is extremely pleased with its relationship with SIG Corpoplast, the supplier and installer of the BLOMAX stretch blow moulders.
Britvic is a leading producer of soft drinks in the UK and Europe.
www.packaging-technology.com /projects/britvic   (492 words)

Britvic highlights natural flavours and colours in Robinsons squash with new ad campaign
Britvic Soft Drinks is investing £2.4million in a TV and print campaign to communicate the improved natural credentials of its leading squash range, Robinsons.
Britvic today announces the unconditional approval of the acquisition of CCSD by the Irish Competition Authority.
www.britvic.com   (156 words)

 Britannia Soft Drinks Ltd. (Britvic)
Britvic called off its planned 2005 initial public offering, although the company was committed to launching a public offering before 2008.
Britvic profited from the rising demand, and in the early 1950s built one of the largest fruit drink processing and bottling facilities in the world.
Britvic's other shareholders, however, continued to push for a means to reduce or sell off their stakes in the company.
www.referenceforbusiness.com /history/Be-C/Britannia-Soft-Drinks-Ltd-Britvic.html   (2384 words)

 Britvic sales lose fizz | | Guardian Unlimited Business
In its trading update, Britvic, which has the UK rights to Pepsi and made a sparkling debut on the London Stock Exchange in December, expressed confidence that it would deliver profits within the range of current market expectations.
Britvic said revenue in the 24 weeks to March 19 was down 3.4% for branded products and down 7.3% for carbonates from a year ago, partly owing to a late Easter holiday this year.
Britvic is the largest supplier of still soft drinks, such as J20 and Fruit Shoot, and the No 2 supplier of carbonates.
business.guardian.co.uk /story/0,,1746476,00.html   (431 words)

 Packaging Gateway - Britvic Soft Drinks Bottling Plant, Rugby
Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd, one of the largest soft drinks packaging companies in the UK, expanded its packaging operations at its Rugby, UK, facility in the third quarter of 2004.
The new line will allow Britvic to produce, fill and process an additional 36,000 bottles per hour, which will then be dispatched to their state-of-the-art fully automated logistics centre in Magna Park, UK.
Britvic has extended its relationship with Castrol (which also provide services to Britvic's Norwich plant) to provide a predictive maintenance programme for the new bottling facility.
www.packaging-technology.com /projects/britvic2   (947 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | Britvic buys blooming Orchid
Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has bought Orchid Drinks, the fast-growing British producer of non-alcoholic tonics such as Purdey's and Aqua Libra.
Britvic - which is controlled by leisure group Bass - makes Tango and Robinson's, and distributes Pepsi and 7Up under licence in the UK.
Stephen Davies, Britvic's managing director, said: "This investment captures a portfolio of brands which, when combined with the existing brands of Tango, Robinson's and Pepsi, creates a choice for the consumer which is second to none within the UK's leading soft drinks companies."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/827416.stm   (269 words)

 Britvic 12-week sales climb 4.8 percent - Boston.com
Britvic PLC, the maker of drinks such as J2O and Robinsons Barley Water, said Wednesday that sales rose 4.8 percent in the first 12 weeks of the fiscal year.
Britvic also topped the sales growth of its rivals in the carbonated market, but warned that it is "cautious regarding the outlook for this category given the continued consumer focus on health and well-being."
Britvic shares dropped 0.5 percent to 298.25 pence (US$5.85; euro4.52) on the London Stock Exchange.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/31/britvic_12_week_sales_climb_48_percent   (191 words)

 Britvic hit by Ecuador passion fruit shortage
A spokesperson for Britvic told Beveragedaily.com that the group would not be able to meet demand for its Orange and Passionfruit J2O juice after some point in July.
Ecuador, the world's largest supplier of yellow passion fruit for juices, has struggled to meet demand from the food and drink firms around the globe after a spate of unusually bad weather.
The news is a blow to Britvic's planned launch of J2O in PET bottles, however.
www.foodnavigator-usa.com /news/ng.asp?id=68662-britvic-passion-fruit-ecuador   (632 words)

 Britvic eyes Europe drinks expansion
Britvic is looking to increase its presence in several markets across Western Europe as part of a push to grow its international soft drinks business, BeverageDaily.com has learnt.
Reade said Britvic had gained greater freedom to expand since launching on the stock market last December; a move which led existing shareholders such as Pernod Ricard and Whitbread to sell off their stakes.
It is understood that Norway is considered a good target for further expansion, considering moves Britvic has already made in Scandinavia as a whole.
www.foodproductiondaily.com /news/ng.asp?n=68109-britvic-soft-drinks   (553 words)

 MicroStrategy - Leading Soft Drinks Company Britvic Adopts MicroStrategy BI Platform as its Enterprise Standard
Using MicroStrategy Web(TM), Britvic's customer and business development managers are able to run reports and analyze volume and contribution information on product performance at the individual customer level.
Sharon Ross, Project Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks commented, "We chose not to remain with our previous system as it was no longer meeting our needs as an enterprise.
Britvic Soft Drinks is the UK's second largest soft drinks manufacturer.
www.microstrategy.com /news/pr_system/press_release.asp?ctry=167&id=953   (867 words)

 Still drinks help Britvic stop the rot
Britvic, the maker of Tango and Robinsons soft drinks, said a 7.5 per cent sales rise for still drinks had offset a 5.8 per cent decline in the fizzy division over the last 20 weeks.
The announcement shows Britvic has reversed some of the rot from its first half, which saw profits slump by 32 per cent and the group admit that it had underestimated the consumer shift away from carbonated soft drinks.
Britvic recently appointed consultant group Nunwood to carry out product and concept testing into a new range of innovative soft drinks.
www.beveragedaily.com /news/ng.asp?n=70936-britvic-soft-drinks-still-drinks   (402 words)

 Britvic sees year results at top end of forecasts - International Business Times -
Soft drinks company Britvic said on Friday its full year results would be towards the top end of market expectations after favourable summer trading aided by hot weather and the World Cup.
Britvic shares, which floated at 230 pence last December and have underperformed the beverages sector by 13 percent since, rose 6.3 percent to 233.75 pence in early trading as brokers raised their forecasts.
Britvic said that during its second half the carbonates market "experienced very marginal growth helped by a hot July, a favourable impact from the World Cup, significant new product introductions and a high level of promotional activity".
www.ibtimes.com /articles/20060929/britvic-full-year-results.htm   (510 words)

 Optimistic Britvic hails further gains
Britvic was forced into a certain amount of soul-searching early last year after being caught out by the pace of a consumer shift away from fizzy drinks and on to healthier products.
Britain's fruit juice consumption rose 24 per cent in the year up to March 2006, making it easily the fastest growing soft drinks category, according to newly released figures of the government's latest Expenditure and Food Survey.
Britvic will look to capitalise on this, but also appeared keen to continue growing its international division.
www.foodanddrinkeurope.com /news/ng.asp?n=73824-britvic-soft-drinks   (445 words)

 Permira holds fire on Britvic bid
It is not the first time private equity is understood to have been sniffing round Britvic, which also has the UK licence to PepsiCo's Pepsi, 7Up and Gatorade drinks.
Fresh rumours come only a few days after Britvic announced a greater emphasis on non-carbonated soft drinks had helped it to pull back lost ground in the last 20 weeks.
Britvic, initially caught out by the pace of this trend, has pledged to reinvigorate itself through innovation and expansion in still drinks.
www.beveragedaily.com /news/ng.asp?n=70970-britvic-private-equity-soft-drinks   (396 words)

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