Toiletry and household goods manufacturer PZ Cussons has said that its UK performance for the first three months of the year is in line with expectation.

Speaking at the group's annual general meeting yesterday, Anthony Green, Chairman of PZ Cussons, said that in the UK, the company's major brands continued to gain market share, despite price competitiveness.

He added: “Our group has continued to lay the solid foundations for our future growth particularly in Nigeria, UK, Australia and Indonesia. Our focus remains on selected markets, leading brands and first class distribution.”