Robert Wiseman has pledged to reduce waste food and packaging.

The processor is the first company based in Scotland to sign the Courtauld Commitment, an agreement between govern­ment body Wrap and UK grocery organisations to cut packaging and food waste.

The announcement came as Wiseman announced volume growth of 6.3% for the second half to date, compared with 2.6% for the first half. The growth had partly been thanks to additional Co-op business secured last October, the company said.