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REFILE-A.G. Barr forecast annual profit above expectations, flags challenges from new lockdown

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Jan 26 (Reuters) - Soft drinks maker A.G. Barr said on Tuesday it expects annual pretax profit to be ahead of market estimates, but warned the months ahead would be challenging due to the coronovirus-led restrictions imposed in December.

The company, best known for scottish fizzy drink Irn-Bru, forecast revenue for the year ended Jan. 24 to be about 227 million pounds ($309.29 million) compared to 255.7 million pounds last year. ($1 = 0.7339 pounds) (Reporting by Jasmine I S in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)

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