Fresh produce distributor Poupart is to buy cherry importer Norton Folgate.

Poupart is the owner of Berry World, Orchard World and Poupart Citrus, which import and supply British retailers with soft fruit, top fruit and citrus respectively. The Broxbourne, Hertfordshire-based group turned over £183m in 2006, 91% of which was through business with the multiple retailers.

Norton Folgate is based in Spalding. The acquisition will be completed on 31 October.