Scottish indie David Sands has chalked up a 4% increase in full-year sales to £41m thanks to its own-label brand David’s Kitchen. The range comprises freshly-made sandwiches, soups, salad bowls, fruit pots and ready meals.

“While the last year has been challenging for us and the wider retail sector in Scotland, our decision to develop David’s Kitchen food to take away has given us a clear point of difference over our competitors,” said CEO David Sands.

Pre-tax operating profits rose 18% to £1.65m in the year to December 2010. Scottish suppliers now account for 23% of turnover.