First quarter (October to December 2016) revenue was £351.0m, an increase of 4.3% on the prior year. The strong start to the year was underpinned by volume growth of 3.9%.
Britvic GB (Great Britain) Stills revenue declined by 3.8%. Whilst both Robinsons and Fruit Shoot continued to decline, both brands showed signs of an improving trend. J20 grew with a strong Christmas performance led by the Spritz and Glitter Berry variants. Britvic France revenue increased 6.3% led by strong growth from Fruit Shoot and Pressade. The International division reported a 19.8% increase in revenue, compared to a 13.8% decline in Q1 2015 and was largely as a result of a 14.1% increase in volume. The majority of the growth came from Fruit Shoot in the US.