(Reuters) – Meat-packaging firm Hilton Food Group Plc (HFG.L) said on Thursday it continued growing volumes in the first half and that it would make further progress in the second half.
The company, which caters to international food retailers like Tesco (TSCO.L) and Ahold (AHLN.AS), said trading for the 28 weeks ended July 18 was in line with its expectations, driven by volume growth across both Western and Central Europe.
Hilton Food also said raw material pricing remained relatively stable across most of its markets.
The company said it remained on schedule to start production at its new facility in Denmark in the second quarter of 2011.
“We will continue looking to grow our business with our existing customers and also by exploring geographic expansion prospects,” Hilton Food said in a statement.
Shares in the company closed at 250 pence on Wednesday on the London Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Tresa Sherin Morera in Bangalore; Editing by Unnikrishnan Nair)