Irish-based food firm Kerry Group's focus will remain on growth and acquisition this year after acquiring 14 new businesses last year.
A spokesman said Kerry was reviewing opportunities in prepared meals and the added-value food sector in the UK. "We plan to focus on organic growth and the added value food sector," he said.
In the UK its Direct to Store delivery service for c-stores was growing quickly with the integration of Northern Food's van sales.
Kerry posted a 25% jump in annual sales this week, boosted by a full-year's contribution from the former Golden Vale businesses.
For the year ended December 31 turnover rose to E3.8bn from E3bn last year while pre-tax profit before exceptional items climbed to E213.8m compared to E190m in 2001. Like-for-like sales for the group grew 6%.

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