Further consolidation in UK poultry sector

06-06-2007 | |
Further consolidation in UK poultry sector

Three UK poultry businesses have been acquired by poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, as seen in another bout of consolidation in the UK poultry industry.

Fofar-based primary processor Joseph Mitchell has been added to two existing primary processing operations in Scunthorpe and Flixton by 2 Sisters Food Group.
The company has also expanded its added value poultry division with purchase of Challenger Foods in Sunderland and Tulip’s Morecambe facility.
These two businesses already cook and roast poultry for the major retailer and food service markets.
Chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, Ranjit Singh, highlighted that the expanded division would have a combined turnover of £100 million (US$199 million). 
“These acquisitions fit with our strategy to broaden the poultry offering and geographic reach of our Group. In addition, it will allow us to provide consumers with more locally sourced products, thus helping us to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Singh, who believes that this will enable the Group to better serve its customers and offer entry into niche markets, including Halal meat, wholesale, catering and independent butchers.
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