Soft drinks and mixers supplier, AG Barr, has reported a 5% increase in revenue for the 26 weeks to 28 July, to c£136m.

The group said its brands had performed well against a backdrop of the wider soft drinks market growing 4.5% in value terms and increasing 1.4% in volume.

AG Barr said its Funkin cocktail mixers division continued to grow and that it had invested in established brands and innovation pipeline during the half-year.

On the outlook, the group said: “The external landscape remains volatile. In addition we have seen the implementation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, the market impact of which is still to be fully determined. During this period of uncertainty we will continue to invest behind our brands, innovation and people which, while having a moderate impact on margins in the current financial year, will support the delivery of our growth strategy.”

Roger White, chief executive Officer, said: “We have delivered strong top-line growth in a period of considerable marketplace volatility and change. Our growth across core brands is especially encouraging and our strong second half brand and sales development plans give us confidence that we can deliver against our profit expectations .”