Newry firm Around Noon acquires leading London sandwich manufacturer
NEWRY-based food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has announced a significant acquisition in London to expand its UK presence.
The award-winning company has acquired Chef in a Box, a premium sandwich and snack manufacturer with market-leading customers in the corporate sector.
The purchase from Donegal Investment Group PLC for an undisclosed amount will enable Around Noon to initially gain a strong foothold in Greater London and provide a platform for further UK expansion.
Around Noon has been in business for more than 25 years and employs over 300 people. It supplies a broad range of high-quality sandwiches, wraps, salads and fruit pots under its Scribbles brand. It also markets bakery items from its in-house operation, Sweet Things, which it acquired last year, and cold pressed juices.
Howard Farquhar, chairman of Around Noon, said: “Food-to-go is a high-growth category and we see London as a very significant opportunity for us, as well as a platform for further UK expansion, including other potential acquisitions."