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Norfolk Radishes Get Underway in New Facility

Radish has been one of the fastest growing categories in UK salads in recent years and now one of the UK’s largest producers: G’s Growers has opened a new washing and grading line at Feltwell Growers in Norfolk.

The new 980sq meter building, which houses five new lines to wash and grade the pack, was constructed in less than six months, despite one of the harshest winters that Norfolk has seen in recent years.

“Production of UK radish traditionally starts on St Georges Day, so given the cooler than average weather conditions through February and March we are pleased to have UK crop being trialled through the new line,” explained Scott Watson, general manager of G’s Feltwell Growers.

The new packing facility is the latest in a series of investments by G’s in its radish business over the past 10 years and the company says it has a range of exciting radish based NPD due to launch through the course of the summer that should encourage shoppers to take a lot more interest in the category. It will also continue to support its ongoing Love Radish PR campaign (www.loveradish.co.uk).

Photo Caption: Some of the new radish grading lines

Photo Credit: G’s Growers

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Preva Produce in administration

According to reports, Norfolk based potato supplier Preva Produce has been placed in administration.

The company is now up for sale with 20 job losses anticipated due to significant cash flow pressures and difficult trading conditions. Creditor interests have been safeguarded and the possibility of selling parts of the business is being explored, according to joint administrators Matt Howard and Stuart Morton, of accountancy firm Price Bailey.

Operations at the company’s 29,000 sq ft packhouse, in Snetterton were suspended in November, and a sale has been agreed subject to contract. “The management team are working with Price Bailey to review the company’s position and to formulate a strategy. Unfortunately, it has been necessary to make 20 redundancies, leaving 11 staff remaining,” said Mike Howard.

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