The statement was issued for the period 16 July 2012 to date and stated that progress had been made in Western Europe, with volumes also picking up in both the Netherlands and the UK.
Performance in Sweden, Ireland and Denmark had also been steady since half year results were published.
The statement also said the company was encouraged by Hilton’s progress overall, even against the backdrop of challenging market conditions.
Hilton said: ”The group’s financial position remains strong, there having been no significant changes to the balance sheet position since the half year. Hilton continues to explore opportunities to grow the business in both domestic and overseas markets.”
A pre-closing trading statement is expected to be issued on 10 January next year and the company will also announce preliminary results for the 52 weeks ending 30 December 2012 on 28 March 2013.