NFT says it had its “most successful” ever festive trading period in 2013, with the volume of delivered pallets soaring 29% in the four weeks to 28 December.

The logistics provider delivered 60,000 pallets in the week before Christmas, significantly improving group profits, which were up 17% on December 2012. Sales hit £14.1m during the month, with annual turnover estimated at £170m.

NFT also said it experienced significant growth in its ambient and frozen categories and would make investments to capitalise on demand.

“We outperformed in all our dedicated key performance indicators compared with last year,” said MD of shared user operations Andy De’Vere.