Morrisons acquires Cornish seafood supplier
The Morrisons supermarket chain has acquired a family-owned seafood supplier based in Cornwall.
Falfish has been supplying fresh fish and shellfish to Morrisons for over 16 years and and its business with the supermarket accounts for around 50% of its £40 million turnover.
Morrisons said the move will mean there will be further improvements to the range, quality and availability of fresh fish and shellfish at its Market Street counters.
Falfish operates from two sites in Redruth and Falmouth docks on the south Cornish coast. The company also owns a 30 foot trawler.
Andrew Thornber, Morrisons manufacturing director, said: “Falfish is a great fit with Morrisons; not only is it a great British company supplying high quality fish and shellfish, but they also share our passion for sustainability and for local sourcing.
“Bringing Falfish into Morrisons further strengthens our position as Britain’s biggest foodmaker. Our manufacturing operations employ c. 9,000 people at 19 sites throughout Britain, providing around 25% of everything that Morrisons sells. The acquisition of Falfish means that over 80% of our fish and shellfish will now come from our own operations.”
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