Reckitt Benckiser has reported an 8% increase in operating profit for the second quarter to £185m.

In second quarter results release this morning, the group also said that its net income for the period had increased by 13% to £144m.

Bart Becht, Reckitt Benckiser’s chief executive officer, said that its new products Cillit Bang, Finish 4-in-1 and Airwick Freshmatic, had contributed to the increase.