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Demand for Riverford’s veg boxes has soared since the lockdown, and it is currently putting new customers on a waiting list. Founder Guy Singh-Watson, 59, began distributing home-grown organic produce in his Citroën 2CV to friends in 1987. Now with organic farms in Devon and Hampshire, and a network of growers overseas, he sells 55,000 boxes of seasonal produce a week. The company became employee-owned in 2018, with Singh-Watson retaining a minority stake. Profits hit £3m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank60
CompanyRiverford
ActivityOrganic produce retailer
LocationDevon
Annual profit growth50.79%
Latest profits £000s3,006
Latest sales £000s68,089
Staff699
Founded1987
Websitewww.riverford.co.uk

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