Indian food giant Britannia Industries has recorded an increase in first-half earnings.

The bakery and dairy group reported earnings of INR89.05bn (US$1.63bn) in the six months to the end of September, compared to INR79.65bn a year earlier. Operating profit climbed 28.6% to INR119.5m.

Sales in the period reached INR2.64tr versus INR2.40tr last year.