Grampian Country Foods

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Grampian Country Foods was a Scottish-based meat processing company, now part of the UK division of Netherlands-cooperative, Vion NV.

Established in 1980 by a Scottish farming family, Grampian expanded quickly through pan-UK acquisition. Moving its headquarters to Edinburgh and then Leeds, it became the UK's biggest pig meat processor. Its food production unit produced own-brand products mainly for the UK's largest supermarket chains. Faced with financial difficulties from the late 1990s, it was sold to Vion in January 2008. During its final years before being sold the company was headed by Andrew Black from Armadale.[1]

Today, fully integrated into the VION's UK business, the business employs 14,000 people. The former Thailand business is now controlled from the Netherlands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grampian Country Foods Group". ukbusinesspark.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Companies & Activities". Vion UK. Retrieved 2010-07-02.