Irish fresh produce firm Fyffes has said it has continued to deliver strong results in the second half to date and therefore believes it is on course to achieve record full-year profits.

The company said the improvement was driven by favourable market conditions in a number of continental European locations and the contribution from recent acquisitions.

Fyffes now expects to report growth in excess of 20% in adjusted profit before tax and adjusted earnings per share (excluding property profits, other exceptional items and goodwill amortisation) for the year, well ahead of its previously announced expectations.