Cranswick has announced the acquisition of Froch Foods Holdings, an added value processor of predominantly pork and poultry related products.
Froch Foods operates from a dedicated facility in Stourton, Leeds, employing 74 people, and provides specialist processing capabilities to its flagship retail partner as part of the production of a range of bacon and cooked meats products.
The agreed transaction, which is subject to the usual regulatory approvals, will further build the Hull-based business’s broad portfolio. Cranswick, which continues to build its pig herd, is also significantly investing in its primary pork processing capacity.
Cranswick said it looked forward to welcoming the entire Froch Foods team and to working with them to develop the business further.
Adam Couch, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Froch Foods, a well‐invested added value processing business.
“The addition of Froch Foods is complementary to our existing bacon and cooked meats production capabilities and aligned to our continuous commitment to invest and expand in current categories, add additional capacity and drive efficiencies across the business.”