Northern sees bakery rise

30 May, 2008
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Northern Foods has reported a strong performance in bakery sales for the year to 29 March.
The Goodfellas pizza and Fox's biscuits manufacturer saw total pre-tax profits rise 25% year-on-year to £50.1m. In its bakery division, revenue rose to £205m in 2008, from £197.3m in 2007, with profits up to £14.9m in 2008, against £12.7m the previous year. Chief executive Stefan Barden said the firm's bakery performance was "particularly pleasing".Sandwich sales grew at 4.2% over the year, while chilled pizza sales grew by 2%.



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