Sausage maker Cranswick has reported a healthy rise in like-for-like sales for the past quarter.

Like-for-like sales were up 5% in the three months to 31 December, the company announced today. Volumes were up by 10% over the period.

Cranswick said investment on a new abattoir at its main pork processing site and the extension to its Lazenby's sausage facility in Hull contributed to its debt climbing from £42m to £54m over the quarter.

Meanwhile, the company also announced yesterday that it has spent £7.3m acquiring a cooked meats facility near Barnsley.

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