Dairy Crest has said it expects its full-year results to be in line with expectations.

In a trading update for the year to 31 March, Dairy Crest said it was facing a number of commodity cost increases, including resin, diesel, vegetable oil and energy, but these had been offset by increasing the price of its products.

Its cheese brand Cathedral City had delivered good double-digit growth and its spread brand Utterly Butterly had had a very strong year, gaining significant market share from its main competitor.

Clover, which was hit by a product recall last year, was well positioned to recover strongly in the next financial year, Dairy Crest added.

It is also planning to extend its internet-based doorstep delivery business milk&more to a further five depots following successful trials at five sites.

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