Trading mainly through its Findus and Young’s Seafood subsidiaries, Foodvest says it supplies some 40% of the fish eaten in Britain. It has frozen and chilled seafood businesses in France and Scandinavia, and recently launched the Seafood Company to supply retailers with own-label products. The Grimsby firm dates back to a whitebait stall in 19th-century Greenwich, but its latest incarnation stems from a £137m buyout in 2002 backed by the private-equity house Capvest. Sales for 2007 reached £894m under group chief executive Per Harkjaer and chairman Wynne Griffiths.
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