13 September 1999
Meat processors in £150m merger

TWO of Britains biggest privately-owned meat processors, Dalehead Foods and Roach Foods, are to merge in a £150m deal.

The combined group, to be known as Flagship Foods, will have 2,400 employees and sales of £270m.

It will be the countrys second biggest supplier of pork, bacon and cooked meats to supermarkets after Unigate.

The new group is expected to float in three years.

  • The Independent 13/09/99 page 13 (Briefing)
  • The Guardian 13/09/99 page 19 (In Brief)
  • The Daily Telegraph 13/09/99 page 27