Irish fruit and vegetable distributor Fyffes said full-year pre-profit should be 7% ahead of its figures for 2002.

Fyffes announced the upgrade on the back of strong performances from its
acquisition of German banana distribution business Interfrucht, plus a 70% stake in Czech-based Hortim International.

The group expects pre-profit for 2003 to come in at 68.1m euros.