29 February 2000
Perkins buys into chilled food

PERKINS Foods has purchased a Dutch chilled and frozen poultry company and a French chilled salads and sandwich fillings business.

The announcement of the deals, for which Perkins will pay up to 23 million, comes a week after talks of a possible takeover by Irish food company Greencore broke down.

With these new acquisitions, Perkins chilled foods division now accounts for 60% of the groups total operations.