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Perkins Foods makes a wide range of ready meals, cooked meats, sandwich fillers and other convenience foods. Its Barnsley plant is the largest egg-boiling facility in Britain. The company was founded in 1948 and 10 years after listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1990 it was taken private in a deal led by ABN Amro. Sales totalled £382m in 2003, with about half coming from continental Europe.

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Company details
CompanyPerkins Foods
ActivityFood producer
Sales £m*382
Profit £m*23
Year endDec 03
Principal shareholdersInvestors led by ABN Amro (82%)

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