12 May 1998
Spud firms plan merger
POTATO firms, Greenvale Produce and Anglian Produce, are planning to merge to form Britains largest potato business.
The companies could expect an annual turnover of £150-£200 million, handling 800,000 potatoes a year, if the merger goes ahead. The joint enterprise would control 12% of the market.
Milton Keynes-based Greenvale specialises in packing potatoes in plastic bags for sale in supermarkets. Anglian, of Loddon, Norfolk, is a co-operative of 233 farmers.
- The Times 12/05/98 page 31