Meat industry rumours are circulating over a possible abattoir purchase by Morrions.
Industry insiders are pointing the finger towards the Midland Meat Packers plant at Crick, Northants, currently not in use.
The plant has significant capacity and is being tipped as a prime candidate for Morrisons which has already gone on record with its intentions to extend its Farmers Boy integrated supply chain operations to Safeway.
In its initial offer document, the retailer announced it would need two new abattoirs.