Premier Foods’ trading outlook for the year remains in line with expectation.

In a statement to the City this morning, the group said that its grocery business continues to make progress after a slow January and that it was looking forward to an improved second half of the year.

The group, which bought meat substitute brand Quorn last month, also said that it was excited by prospects for Quorn and has started developing and implementing detailed plans for the business.

Premier will release its interim results for the six months to end July 2 in September.