Troubled food manufacturer and distributor S Daniels said it has received an offer for the group.

In July, Daniels - owner of New Covent Garden Soup and Johnson’s Fresh Products, which supplies café chain Prêt-a-Manger - posted an interim sales drop of £1.1m to £25.8m.

The group also said margins at its All Fresh salads unit had suffered operational problems and that its future relied on the success achieved by the relaunch of New Covent Garden Soups in September.