Shops in Australia stock the Sherbet Fountain and Tavener brands made by this Blackpool company, and its seven factories also supply wine gums and liquorice allsorts to northern Europe. In 2011, Tangerine’s exports reached a total of £13.5m. With backing from private equity firm Blackstone, and under chairman Steven Joseph, 61, the business now has plans to acquire brands and operations in continental Europe.
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