Spar wholesaler James Hall has notched up a 3.1% increase in full-year sales to £458m, following its move to a larger head office and depot in Bowland View, Preston.

However, pre-tax profits in the year to 24 March 2012 slumped by 28% to £5.5m due to increased bank loan interest payments.

Its company-owned stores division G&E Murgatroyd posted a 1.6% fall in sales, to £13.98m, during the same period.