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If you eat fresh salad, vegetables or fruit, the chances are that one of Fresca Group’s 10 companies has sourced, supplied, prepared, packed or delivered them. Founded in 1874 and formerly known as Mack, Fresca supplies fresh produce to supermarkets, wholesalers and caterers. Led by Christopher Mack, this family business is developing Thanet Earth—a high-tech greenhouse covering an area the size of 70 football pitches. Sales reached £296.6m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanyFresca Group
ActivityFresh produce wholesaler
Sales £m296.6
Operating profit £m9.0
Main shareholdersMack family and management

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