- Baking group Finsbury Food said first-half sales in its core bakery business in the UK helped offset weakness in its overseas division.

Sales rose 4.78% to £159.4m on-year in the first half of year, driven by the company's core division, UK Bakery, which grew by 5.8%.

Sales from the group's overseas division fell by 3.5% on-year.

Trading was in line with market expectations for the full year, it added.

At 9:58am: [LON:FIF] Finsbury Food Group PLC share price was -2p at 97p

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