THE collapse of a rival business has boosted profits for Robert Wiseman Dairies.

The Glasgow-based firm lifted sales volumes by 10% in the past six months – putting it on course to exceed profit forecasts.

Wiseman increased supplies to the Co-op in June after the Dairy Farmers of Britain co-operative was closed by receivers.

Its share of business with Tesco also held steady, while Wiseman started supplying an extra 137 Sainsbury Local stores and benefited from deals with Spar wholesalers.

Wiseman said sales of its Fresh’n’Lo discount product had also made good progress.