The company, which owns brands including Robinsons and Lipton Ice Tea, reported a 2.5% increase in revenue to £295m in the three months to 25 January.
Its carbonates business, which includes brands such as the Pepsi cola portfolio, Tango and 7Up grew by 5.8% to a value of £121m, driven by increased promotional activity in the quarter.
Britvic says Pepsi “substantially” grew its market share of the take-home market. Pepsi cola had value sales of £308m in the UK in 2010, compared to Coca-Cola’s sales of £1.09bn, according to the latest full-year Nielsen Scantrack data.
Earlier this year PepsiCo launched a mini can variant for the Pepsi Cola range in a bid to boost the drink’s appeal with women.
Britvic’s still drinks business’ sales dropped 1.7% to £76.2m in the period.
Paul Moody, Britvic chief executive, says the company expects economic and trading environments to remain “challenging” but expects to deliver a “solid” set of results in the year ahead.