16 September 1998
Whitchurch Group sells catering arm

MEAT products supplier Whitchurch Group has sold its catering operations.

Hamard Two Thousand will buy Acacia Foodservice and Acacia Horbury Meat Services from Whitchurch for £1.02 million in cash.

Whitchurch said lower market prices had reduced its turnover to £16.8m in the six months to 30 June, from £20.4m last time. The companys pre-tax profits rose 68% to £859,000.

  • Financial Times 16/09/98 page 28 (News Digest)