Dairy Crest has reported a 2% increase in full-year pre-tax profit to £66m on sales up 20% at £1.57bn.

The dairy company said its key brands Cathedral City, Country Life Spreadable, Utterly Butterly, St Hubert Omega 3, Petits Filous and Frubes had all increased market share with double-digit growth.

CEO Mark Allen added that the group was continuing to face inflationary pressures in resin, diesel, vegetable oil and energy, but it had increased prices to recover the costs.