The convenience food division of Greencore saw a 23% increase in profits, half-year results released today have revealed.

The results for the half-year to end March 25 also saw like-for-like sales in the convenience food division grow by 8%.

Operating profits for the group increased 2% to €45.2m, while like-for-like group sales were also up 2%.

Greencore said that it was confident it would continue to make good returns despite challenging market conditions.