Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has reported a 2.9% year-on-year drop in revenue for continuing operations in Q3.

In a statement, the firm said this primarily reflects the impact of site disposals in Hull and Evercreech and the decision to cease production of the Kiveton ready meals brand.

When those were excluded, revenue was 0.8% higher at £365.0m.

Reported revenue from continuing operations for the year to 28 June was £1,066.4m, a decrease of 4.0% on the prior year on a reported basis.

The company reported an increase of 0.6% to £250.6m in the food-to-go categories.

Greencore said that this growth reflected weak market conditions with unseasonal weather, a varied trading performance across the customer portfolio, set against a strong comparative period.

There has been a 4.6% increase in reported revenue in the food-to-go area this year.

The company also reported a revenue increase of 1.4% on a pro forma basis in the Group's other convenience food categories in Q3.

In terms of outlook, Greencore said it anticipates growth in Adjusted Operating Profit for the full year supported by underlying revenue growth and a good operational performance.