- Packaging and labeling company Macfarlane Group said it grown its sales by 13% in the year to date and was confident of meeting its full-year expectations.

'The momentum achieved in the first half of 2018 has been maintained in the second half of the year with consistent levels of organic growth and benefit from acquisitions,' the company said.

However, it said meeting its expectations for the full year assumed the normal seasonal uplift in activity in the final quarter.

Sales growth of 15% included 5% achieved from organic growth and the remainder from acquisitions.

'Accordingly, Macfarlane Group's profit before tax in 2018 to date is well above the corresponding period in 2017,' it said.

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