Confectionery and snack foods group Zetar is trading in line with expectation.

Ahead of its annual general meeting later today, chairman David Williams said the company continued to evaluate acquisition opportunities within the confectionery and snack foods market.

The Baked Snacks Company, formed in May this year to acquire Britannia Biscuits Company, continued to trade in line, and discussions with prospective UK and overseas retail and industrial customers were “more encouraging that initially envisaged”.