Launched in 1954 in Aberdeen as a meat processor, Farmfoods has 304 outlets across Britain selling frozen foods and other grocery items. The company acquired Wallis Frozen Foods and Capital Freezer Centres more than a decade ago. Under chairman Eric Herd, the company has recently undertaken a rebranding exercise and sales hit £423.9m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank26
CompanyFarmfoods
ActivityFrozen food retailer
LocationBirmingham
Sales £m423.9
Operating profit £m11
Main shareholdersEric Herd and family (95%), William McCreadie (5%)
Staff2,781
Founded1954
Websitewww.farmfoods.co.uk

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