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The halal chicken produced by this Chesterfield company is sold in grocery stores and small supermarkets around Britain. The company claims to process 120,000 birds a week, and this year opened a new factory which it says will increase output to 200,000. Chesterfield Poultry is led by brothers Mohammed Fayez Ahmed and Nadeem Iqbal, whose father and two uncles established a grocery business in 1972 before moving into poultry in 1999. Improved packaging and branding, together with larger premises, helped sales grow 97% a year from £2.3m in 2005 to £17.5m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanyChesterfield Poultry
ActivityHalal poultry seller
Annual sales rise over 3 years97.02%
Latest sales £000s17,487

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