August 5th, 2016
Plymouth, UK, Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods have announced the creation of a new joint venture that will combine the respective skills of the two foods businesses and deliver growth, efficiency and a unique proposition for customers. The new venture will retain the Dartmouth Foods name, capitalising on its strong brand and reputation for quality.
Starting with duck, the new joint venture will integrate cooked poultry operations into the Faccenda Foods poultry supply chain. Working together, the arrangement will provide a secure supply, clear provenance and deliver significant increases in capacity and potential for product development. By keeping the length of the supply chain to the absolute minimum, products can be delivered efficiently, making great quality cooked British poultry more accessible to consumers. Ultimately, the venture will offer a unique proposition in the cooked poultry meat sector, being the only UK supplier able to offer cooked British chicken, turkey and duck.
Production will start this summer in a brand new £10m facility in Plymouth. Built to meet the highest environmental standards, and with state of the art cooking facilities, the new site will significantly increase capacity and efficiency, opening up potential for new product development. Customers for cooked poultry products will benefit from more products, better quality, with the confidence that comes from a short supply chain.
The new business builds on the successful long term supply agreement that previously existed between Dartmouth and Faccenda Foods and will support the growth ambitions of both businesses. Working in tandem with a secure, stable and short supply chain, in state of the art facilities, increase capacity and scale, while opening up more of the cooked duck market.
“This partnership will provide both parties with real opportunities for growth. Being able to deliver products through such a short supply chain is a huge advantage and gives us the security and capacity to provide a unique range of cooked British poultry that our customers will like and consumers will enjoy.” Nick Obolensky, Joint Managing Director, Dartmouth Foods.
“A significant proportion of the duck market is in cooked products, and the team at Dartmouth Foods are great at what they do, so working more closely and integrating the cooked operation into the supply chain makes perfect sense. We believe that consumers will love the quality and taste of our duck and this partnership will enable more of them to try it.” Andy Dawkins, Managing Director Faccenda Foods.
“Our new facility in Plymouth will be the model for a modern cooking operation. It is being built to meet the highest environmental standards and we’re installing state of the art equipment to give us more capacity, greater efficiency and lots of exciting new opportunities for developing our product range.” Ed Obolensky, Joint Managing Director, Dartmouth Foods.
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Jim Roberts, Communications and Change Manager on 07920 536488, or
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