Chicken Tonight and Ragu supplier Symington’s has bought convenience meals producer Tanfield Foods for an undisclosed sum.
County Durham-based Tanfield produces ranges including Look What We Found, free-from brand Ilumi and own-label products for the major UK retailers.
Tanfield had come a long way since its inception almost 10 years ago, said managing director Geoff Allison, but needed to change to secure its future.
“I am delighted with the Symington’s deal as a combination of their strong retail relationships and extensive brand portfolio alongside our highly skilled team, top-quality production facilities and modern packaging formats will drive rapid sales growth,” he added.
Leeds-based Symington’s – which also produces brands including Mugshot and Ainslee Harriott – said the deal would strengthen its position in the branded convenience food market.
“We welcome the people of Tanfield Foods to the Symington’s family,” said Symington’s CEO David Salkeld. “Our two companies have a proven track record of success in product innovation and brand development in these growing categories, and working together we are very well placed to continue to surprise and delight our consumers.”