Food and farming business Pilgrim’s UK has acquired supplier of quality lamb and beef, Randall Parker Foods (RPF), for an undisclosed sum.
RPF’s two manufacturing facilities – an abattoir in Powys, Wales, and a retail packing facility in Andover, UK – will form part of Pilgrim UK’s Dalehead Foods division.
Andrew Cracknell, CEO at Pilgrim’s UK, said: “Randall Parker Foods has a strong reputation as a processor of quality lamb and having worked with Dalehead Foods for almost 30 of the 40 years we have been producing lamb products this acquisition is a natural fit for both organisations”.
He continued: “It will bring our lamb operations closer together into a single integrated supply chain which will benefit team members and customers alike, securing jobs, investment and growth for a sustainable future. We look forward to working even more closely with the RPF teams whose energy, experience and enthusiasm, combined with the highest quality livestock, will offer customers and consumers a first-class supply chain for British lamb.”
RPF’s current 350 employees, which include its management teams, will remain in place under existing terms and conditions.
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