Dunsters acquires fellow foodservice business The Little Food Company

Dunsters Farm has completed its first acquisition, with a deal to buy fellow foodservice wholesaler The Little Food Company.

The move will allow Dunsters to further expand its offering to customers, with Little Food’s frozen range complementing Dunster’s ambient and chiller offering, with both company’s already well established in the education sector.

The Little Food Company’s operations director, Mark Keats, will continue to care for the firm’s day-to-day operations and will join the Dunsters Farm senior management team immediately.

Dunster’s senior management team

“We’re extremely excited to welcome The Little Food Company to the Dunsters Farm family,” said Hannah Barlow, managing director, Dunsters Farm. “There is a lot of synergy between our companies regarding customer base and geographical coverage and both companies will benefit from the collaboration.”

“The Little Food Company has a wealth of experience in the frozen sector which will enable us to launch a brand new category to our customers over the coming months. In turn, we look forward to supporting The Little Food Company with their plans to extend their product range, further improving their offer for their customers.”

“This is an exciting chapter offering enormous potential for both businesses,” said Keats. “We look forward to sharing our expertise in the frozen sector and being part of Dunsters Farm’s ambitious growth plans.”

Read more: Spotlight: Dunsters Farm is a wholesaler on a constant path of evolution

A member of Caterforce, Dunsters Farm is a family-run foodservice wholesaler, supplying quality food and drink to customers throughout the north. It is proud to have supplied coffee shops, restaurants, schools, hospitals, wholesalers and other caterers for almost 60 years.

The Little Food Company is a well-established regional supplier of frozen food, dry goods, cleaning and hygiene products to the catering and hospitality industry. Based in Oswestry, Shropshire, its distribution covers Shropshire, Cheshire, West Midlands, Merseyside and North Wales.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.

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