Fine food distributor RH Amar has bought a minority stake in dressings and sauces brand Mary Berry & Daughter.

RH Amar has been responsible for distributing the premium range in the UK since 2006, resulting in a 12% rise in annual sales to £3m. TV cook Mary Berry launched the brand, which also includes condiments and preserves, with her daughter Annabel in 1994. "We are confident that under this partnership our brand will grow," she said.

RH Amar is chiefly a UK distributor of third-party lines such as Filippo Berio and Crespo. It also owns the Cooks&Co brand, which is worth £2.5m.

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