Global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, Kerry Group, has reported an 8.3% increase in sales revenue to €2,117m in interim results.

In half-year results to end June 30, Kerry Group also said that like-for-like total sales were up 3.4%, while trading profit increased 6.2% to €101m.

Hugh Friel, chief executive of Kerry Group, said: "In a highly competitive trading environment, exacerbated by energy and raw material cost increases and adverse currency movements, the group performed well."

"We expect further business improvments in the second half, with an outcome for the full year in line with market expectations."