Britvic International Food from Britain (FFB) Buyers’ Guide

Britvic International Ltd. is the subsidiary company of Britvic Soft Drinks plc, a company with long heritage dating back to 1784 when HD Rawlings began supplying mineral waters to the royal houses of Europe.

Later in the mid 19th century, The British Vitamin Products Company was formed. This chemist based in Chelmsford, UK produced flavoured mineral waters, and in 1938 began experimenting with a range of fruit juice products containing vitamin C, which was welcomed after World War 2 when there was a shortage of fresh fruit and fruit juices.

Britvic is now one of the two leading soft drinks businesses in Great Britain. Successful new product developments, such as J2O and Fruit Shoot, have helped Britvic become the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks, the fastest growing category in the soft drinks market, while remaining the number two supplier of branded carbonates.

Our carbonates portfolio includes;

Britvic is the No1 brand in mixers available in 200ml non returnable glass and 150ml cans.

Tango, a fruit based carbonated drink available in a range of flavours including Orange NAS and pack formations including 330ml can, 500ml and 2 litre PET bottles.

Shandy Bass was introduced to the UK in 1972 as the alternative to alcohol. Available in 330ml can, 330ml non returnable glass bottle and 2 Litres PET.

Idris is a popular Ginger Beer which has had royal warrants awarded to it by four generations of the Royal family. The Idris company was originally founded in 1873 by Thomas Howell Williams who was so struck by the beauty of the Idris Mountains in Wales, near where he lived, that he changed his name to Thomas Idris. Britvic bought the Idris brand in 1987.

For more information on other Britvic products please visit the Fruit & Vegetable Juice and Cordials & Squash pages.