Our client, William Jackson Food Group, today announced the sale of the Wigan-based fresh prepared salads business of MyFresh Prepared Produce (MyFresh Wigan) to Agrial, the French diversified cooperative and owner of the leading Florette brand.
MyFresh Wigan is a leading supplier of fresh prepared salads in bags, bowls and bulk to convenience, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and industrial customers. The business is ideally positioned to benefit from consumer trends of convenience, food-to-go and health. It operates from a well invested processing site in Wigan (UK) with state-of-the-art processing technology and leading technical credentials which, together with strong procurement capabilities, enable it to provide exceptionally high levels of service and quality to its customers.
Norman Soutar, CEO of William Jackson Food Group, commented: “The sale to Agrial is a fantastic opportunity for the Wigan site. The new owners are experts in fresh produce with a long history of investing in, and growing business in the sector; they are committed to the future of the business at the Wigan site and will invest to continue to grow the business.”
The acquisition allows Agrial to further consolidate the UK fresh prepared salads market and expand its presence in the foodservice and convenience channels.
MyFresh’s other site in Chicksands, Bedfordshire will remain part of the William Jackson Food Group, continuing to trade under the MyFresh name.