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Fresh Direct doubled in size last November, when the food distributor merged with three of Bain Capital’s fresh food businesses: M&J Seafood, Pauleys and Wild Harvest. The group is led by chief executive David Burns, 53, who was previously managing director of Fresh Direct, and is jointly owned by Bain Capital and chairman Nigel Harris, 44. The company is ranked solely on Fresh Direct 2014 sales — combined group sales are expected to reach £400m this year.

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Company details
CompanyFresh Direct
ActivityFood wholesaler
Sales £m198.4
Operating profit £m6.1
Main shareholdersBain Capital (>50%), Colin Harris (<50%)

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