CRANSWICK has signed an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Froch Foods Holdings Limited (“Froch Foods”), subject to regulatory approvals.

Froch Foods is an added-value processor of predominantly pork- and poultry-related products, providing specialist processing capabilities to produce a range of bacon and cooked meat products.

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The business operates in Stourton, Leeds, and employs 74 people.

Cranswick’s chief executive, Adam Couch, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Froch Foods, a well‐invested added value processing business.

“The addition of Froch Foods is complementary to our existing bacon and cooked meats production capabilities and aligned to our continuous commitment to invest and expand in current categories, add additional capacity and drive efficiencies across the business.”