Demand for speciality products helped fine food distributor RH Amar record an 11.8% rise in sales to £54.4m in the year to 31 October.

Company chairman Henry Amar said the formation of a dedicated team to drive the company's own-label products had helped it secure new business with the UK's eight largest food retailers. Sales had also been boosted by the company's own Cooks & Co range of products.

The range had sales of £2.5m in the year, up 10%.

"We have a flair for spotting and generating the latest trends in fine food from around the globe and we remain committed to that cause," said Amar.