Whitworths has bought dried fruit and nut company Sundora Foods for an undisclosed amount.

As part of the deal, Whitworths will transfer all production at Sundora’s Pocklington-based factory to its own factory in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

Sundora said that consultation would begin immediately with its 162 employees on the proposed transfer of their employment contracts from Sundora Foods to Whitworths.