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This Chester-based dairy producer uses its network of 650 farmers to supply ingredients for the 100,000 tons of dairy products it makes each year, including butter and cream cheese. Sales increased 58% to £427m in 2018, the year its chairman, Simon Chantler, 60, led the acquisition of the butter oils business Roil Foods for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank30
CompanyMeadow Foods
ActivityDairy product producer
LocationChester
Sales £m427
Operating profit £m22
Main shareholdersExponent & co-investors (100%)
Staff273
Founded1992
Websitewww.meadowfoods.com

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