Meat packaging firm Hilton Food said trading across the group's operations has been in line with company expectations in the period from July 16th 2012 to date and sees growth opportunities in domestic and overseas markets.
The Cambridge headquartered group said it had made steady progress in Western Europe with volumes picking up in Holland and the UK.
Its performance in Sweden, Ireland and Denmark has been steady since the half year while central Europe has also been trading performance in line with company's expectations, it said.
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"Overall, we are encouraged by Hilton's progress this year against the backdrop of challenging market conditions," it said in a company update.
"The group's financial position remains strong, there having been no significant change to the balance sheet position since the half year."
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