Founded as a bacon-cutting business by James Hall in 1863, today this company, which is based in Preston, sells services including food wholesaling and distribution to more than 540 Spar stores in northern England and to British military bases in Germany. Led by chairman Ian Hall, 72, and his brother Andrew, 65, James Hall & Co also sells management and ancillary services through its technological and computer departments.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank27
CompanyJames Hall & Co
ActivityGrocery wholesaler
LocationPreston
Sales £m490.0
Operating profit £m8.3
Main shareholdersHall family (100%)
Staff2,298
Founded1863
Websitewww.jameshall.co.uk

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