Premier Foods is extending its Homepride Pasta Bake range with three lines that include a 'crunch topping' of herb-infused breadcrumbs.

Mediterranean vegetable, red pepper & tomato and tomato & mild chilli are rolling out now, and the topping will shortly appear on the six existing lines. Last year, sales of the total Homepride brand fell 4.6% to £34.2m [Nielsen 52w/e 6 October 2007] but Premier said sales of Pasta Bake were up 20.1%.