9 (43) Kolak Snack Foods


Formed: 1984

Sales: £101.1m

2yr CAGR: 29.7%

Owned by: The Lakhani family

How? After acquiring Berkshire Foods and NC Snacks for an undisclosed sum in 2014, Kolak Snack Foods has grown sales 30% y-o-y, but it’s also invested £3.75m to improve manufacturing technology at its 300,000 sq ft facility in 2013, and a further £4m in 2014.

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