Big brands drive growth for Premier

PREMIER Foods, the company behind brands such as Bisto and Hovis, has reported a strong start to the year.

In a first quarter trading update the business said revenues from its biggest brands - or "power brands" - were up 3.3% to £222m. It's non-branded products slipped 5%, pulling overall sales growth down to 1%, or £327m.

Premier has a 200-strong finance and human resources base in Spring Gardens, Manchester, and a number of factories and bakeries around the region.

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