- Bakkavor Group left its full-year outlook unchanged as trading since the end of the last year met expectations despite ongoing subdued consumer confidence and inflationary pressures.

'Trading since the year end has been in line with management expectations and our guidance for the full year remains unchanged, with Group performance broadly in line with 2018m,' the company said.

The company said closed Freshcook, a loss-making site in the UK, as it continued to focus on protecting margins.

It its international markets; the company said it was 'excited by the opportunities and continue to structure our businesses in the US and China for long-term growth.'

'Despite current UK market challenges, we remain confident that our strategy, combined with our scale and expertise, leaves us well placed to capitalise on future growth opportunities,' it added.

At 8:01am: [LON:BAKK] Bakkavor Group Plc share price was +4.1p at 125.9p

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