The Baxters Group of Food Companies will continue on the expansion trail following this week's purchase of Garner's Foods' pickles, chutneys and salad dressings business. Audrey Baxter, chairman and chief executive of Baxters, said: "This is another phase in the continuing expansion of Baxters' food operations, and strengthens our portfolio in the pickles sector where we are already brand leader in beetroot." Former family owned independent business Garners Foods will continue to be run from its premises in Pershore, Worcestershire. Baxter said: "Garner's products are manufactured to the highest standards. We believe our experience and resources can help to ensure the company continues to achieve its fullest potential." {{NEWS }}