Boughey Distribution, the Food division of NWF, produced an operating profit of 2 m in the year to 31st May up from 1.2m last year.
The company said that the improvement was the result of focusing all consolidation activity at the main Wardle site to improve operating efficiencies.
In addition, long-term contracts signed with customers during the year help to underpin the future utilisation of the Wardle site.
Overall, NWF saw operating profit slip from 9.4m last year to 8.5m on sales down from 546m to 538m.
Nevertheless chairman Mark Hudson said: NWF has delivered results ahead of market expectations and has performed strongly in spite of some adverse market conditions.