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C&C profits rise 8pc

DRINKS group C&C has reported a near 28pc increase in half-yearly revenues, while its operating profits rose by almost 8pc.

Revenues for the six months to the end of August increased by 27.8pc to €336.7m while operating profits grew by 7.9pc to €71.1m.

In Ireland, C&C said the pub trade channel outperformed off-licence sales for the first time in seven years.