Currency weighs on Hilton Foods

Meat packing group Hilton Foods said yesterday the strength of the pound was continuing to dampen its results, though its new contract with Tesco was ramping up as planned. Overall trading had been in line with forecasts since December, the London-listed company said, adding that it continued to explore “opportunities to grow the business” in the UK and abroad. All resolutions passed at the firm’s shareholder meeting yesterday.