Founded by James Hall in Preston in 1863 as a bacon-cutting business, this company today sells services including food wholesaling and distribution to more than 600 Spar stores in northern England and to British military bases in Germany. Led by chairman Ian Hall, 74, and his brother Andrew, 67, it also sells management and ancillary services through its technological and computer departments.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank28
CompanyJames Hall & Co
ActivityGrocery wholesaler
LocationPreston
Sales £m485.7
Operating profit £m10.3
Main shareholdersHall family (100%)
Staff2,622
Founded1863
Websitewww.jameshall.co.uk

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