Walkers Shortbread: enjoys sweet returns in FY 2008

Aberlour on Spey / UK. (div) Sales broke the 100 million GBP mark at Walkers Shortbread Limited, allowing the Scottish biscuit maker increase its pre-tax profits by 20,5 percent to 7,9 million GBP in 2008. Sales rose by 14,5 percent to a record 107,6 million GBP as well-known brands continued to buck the financial downturn. According to the British «Independent», Walkers is planning for further growth and has invested strongly in new production lines at its Elgin bakery and is nearing the completion of a new research and development facility.