- Britvic is a leading branded soft drinks business in the UK and Ireland: #1 in UK stills, #2 in UK carbonates, #1 in UK Licensed On-Premise and #2 in UK Take-Home (http://www.britvic.com/PDF/BritvicInBrief.pdf).
- Roots of the Britvic brand can be traced back to a Chelmsford chemist who started producing flavoured mineral waters in the mid-nineteenth century
- Britvic has more soft drink brands in its portfolio than any other UK manufacturer. These brands include J2O, Purdey’s, 7UP and R Whites. It has main offices in Chelmsford and Solihull, and employs approximately 2,700 people.
- Shares have bounced following newsflow on its refinancing - http://www.stockopedia.co.uk/news/announcement/BVIC/090414bvic4627q.htm. It announced the successful refinancing of its committed bank facility, which will see its new six-bank £283m revolving multicurrency facility mature in May 2012 instead of 2010. “The successful conclusion to the refinancing is a reflection of our strong relationships with our banking partners and the confidence they have in our trading performance and our strong cash generation,” said finance director John Gibney.
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