Our strategy

We have a clear strategy that is designed to realise our ambition to become the most dynamic, creative and admired soft drinks company in the world:

Generate profitable growth in our core markets

We have well-established operations in GB, Ireland and France, with a broad portfolio of leading brands. However, we see opportunities to improve our participation in both soft drink categories and sales channels. For example, in GB the water category is fast growing and there is strong potential to increase the penetration of our Ballygowan water brand, which we launched last year. Innovation will also be a key driver of growth. Innovation is at the heart of our business and we bring to market new products that offer consumers drinks for their changing needs. We continue to focus on disciplined revenue management, such as maximising the effectiveness of our promotions. In GB and Ireland we partner with PepsiCo to manufacture, market and sell its range of brands including Pepsi, 7UP, Lipton Ice Tea and Mountain Dew. The combination of the Britvic and PepsiCo brands gives us the most balanced portfolio in these markets and will continue to be a key aspect of our growth plans.

Exploit global opportunities in kids, family and adult categories

We have a number of brands in these categories, which have strong growth potential in a number of international markets. Our approach to maximising the opportunity is twofold, either working with local partners through franchise, distribution or licensing agreements or making selective acquisitions, where we can acquire strong local brands and routes to market. Our priority is to deliver on the potential that we see for Fruit Shoot in the US and India and, of course, deliver the benefits from the acquisition of Ebba.

Continue to step change our business capability

We recognise that we need the right people, with the right capabilities to achieve our vision and we continue to focus on developing a winning culture. Improving efficiency is a priority across the business, to enable us to focus our resources against the future growth drivers. We are committed to develop a best-in-class supply chain, which will deliver significant cost savings and unlock both revenue and margin growth opportunities.

Build trust and respect in our communities

We acknowledge the responsibility we have to contribute to our local economies and society more broadly whilst minimising our environmental impact. We are embedding our sustainable business strategy across all our business units to ensure that we deliver a strong performance with integrity. Key activity in support of this ambition includes the approach we have adopted to address public health challenges and tackling the carbon emissions associated”