Family-run foodservice wholesaler Dunsters Farm has made its first acquisition.
The Bury-based wholesaler completed a deal on 1 April to take over foodservice wholesaler The Little Food Company, which is located in Oswestry, Shropshire.
Like Dunsters Farm, The Little Food Company is particularly strong within the education sector but also offers frozen lines, which will complement Dunsters Farm’s existing ambient and chilled offer.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome The Little Food Company to the Dunsters Farm family,” said Hannah Barlow, managing director of Dunsters Farm. “There is a lot of synergy between our companies regarding customer base and geographical coverage, and both companies will benefit from the collaboration.”
“The Little Food Company has a wealth of experience in the frozen sector which will enable us to launch a brand new category to our customers over the coming months. In turn, we look forward to supporting The Little Food Company with their plans to extend their product range, further improving their offer for their customers.”
The Little Food Company’s operations director Mark Keats will continue to look after the firm’s day-to-day operations and has joined the Dunsters Farm senior management team. “This is an exciting chapter offering enormous potential for both businesses,” he said. “We look forward to sharing our expertise in the frozen sector and being part of Dunsters Farm’s ambitious growth plans.”
A member of Caterforce, Dunsters Farm has supplied coffee shops, restaurants, schools, hospitals, wholesalers and other caterers in the North for more than 60 years.
The Little Food Company supplies frozen food, dry goods, cleaning and hygiene products to catering and hospitality outlets in Shropshire, Cheshire, West Midlands, Merseyside and North Wales.