Convenience food and ingredients group Greencore’s full-year pre-tax profit before exceptional items and amortisation to September 30 rose 6.4% to E77.7m.

The group also reported like-for-like sales growth of 7.5% in its convenience foods division.

David Dilger, chief executive of Greencore Group, said: “We are especially pleased with progress in convenience foods, where we now have high performing businesses right across the range of our operations.”