This Kent family firm supplies fresh fruit to customers, such as Sainsbury’s, through brands that include Chingford Fruit, CPM and Grapes Direct. Its Spanish subsidiary, Soloberry, and the development of new varieties of soft fruit helped drive group international sales — mostly to Europe — to £37.3m in 2016. The business was founded in 1970 and is run by chairman Leon Aichen, 76.
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