Irish beverages and snacks producer C&C Group's full-year operating profit to February 28 rose 13% to E124.7m, on sales up 9% to E817m.

The group, which last month revealed that it was conducting a strategic review of its snacks business Tayto, said that the review was still at an early stage and that there could be no certainty that any transaction would ultimately occur.

Maurice Pratt, chief executive officer of C&C Group, added: “C&C is pleased to report continuing revenue and earnings growth. We will continue to invest in the sustainable growth opportunities presented by Magners, Bulmers and Tullamore Dew.”