Albert Fisher Group, the fresh produce, frozen food, seafood and sauces operation, this year decided not to pay a dividend on its financial year to August 31. Its operating profit of £15.7m from ongoing operations has been hit hard by interest payments of £12.7m before exceptionals. Interest on exceptional items brings the total group interest payments to just over £20m. Turnover for ongoing operations was £596.9m, non-core activities £39.4m and discontinued operations £293.7m. The group has carried out a £62m disposal programme during the year. {{NEWS }}