Shares in RHM rose 21.5p to finish on 287p yesterday following the announcement of the food manufacturer's full-year results to 29 April.

RHM yesterday reported a 17.8% increase in full-year pre-tax profit before restructuring costs to £131.9m, on sales up 2.1% at £1.56bn.

Analysts said that the group's management appeared to be more confident about future sales growth.