Farmfoods

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Farmfoods Limited
Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1955
(Aberdeen, Scotland)
1990
(United Kingdom)
Number of locations
330+ (2016)
Products Frozen foods
Groceries
Website www.farmfoods.co.uk

Farmfoods Limited[1] is a British frozen food supermarket chain based in Birmingham (previously Cumbernauld). The company has expanded throughout the United Kingdom, and has over 300 stores.[2]

History[edit]

Farmfoods store in York
Farmfoods store in Hull

Farmfoods is a privately owned business in the United Kingdom, originated as an Aberdeen based meat manufacturing business. Farmfoods then began to freeze products to enable a wider geographical distribution to catering outlets.

During the early 1970s, an experimental freezer centre was set up in Aberdeen, which proved to be successful, and in 1975, the entire business had changed its focus from manufacture distributor/wholesale on frozen food retail, with a further ten freezer centres were opened across Scotland, and Farmfoods in its current format was formed. By 1988, it had expanded to thirty one stores in Scotland.

In October 2007, Farmfoods topped the table for private mid market firms in Scotland, although it only reached fourth in the United Kingdom.[3]

Acquisitions and growth[edit]

Farmfoods gained entry into England in around 1990, through the acquisition of eighteen stores from Wallis Frozen Foods. In the early 1990s, Farmfoods expanded further, with the acquisition of Capital Freezer Centres, as well as a few smaller freezer centre chains across the country.

In 2011, Farmfoods had over 300 specialist freezer centres across the United Kingdom. Farmfoods stores were typically located in city and town centres, but recently, however, the chain has started to focus on out of town facilities.

Grocery items[edit]

Although the company continues to focus on providing frozen food, in recent years it has developed a range of grocery items, including cleaning products, dried goods, canned goods, confectionery, chilled items, fresh fruit and veg and drinks. There is a mix of branded and own brand goods.

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