Kanes Foods wins three-year deal with major supermarket.
Evesham-based fresh produce firm Kanes Foods has won a valuable new contract with a major supermarket chain in the UK.
Kanes Foods, which currently employs around 1,550 people, has landed the three-year deal to supply stores across the country with ready-to-eat salad bowls from October 2018, in a deal worth over £50 million.
Food-to-go salad bowls are an area of good growth in the UK market and this new business recognises Kanes’ established expertise in this category. Kanes, who already supply a number of UK retailers with salad bags and bowls from their high-tech production facility in Middle Littleton, is investing further in a brand new production line to fulfil this additional business.
Steve Corby, CEO at Kanes Foods said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this new business and all credit must go to the team who’ve worked very hard to secure a long-term commitment from a major new customer for Kanes.
“The related investment in a new production line, one that will be the fastest and most technologically advanced possible, underscores our recent success and our vision for the future; it’s something we’re very excited about. Here at Kanes we are committed to developing healthy meal solutions for everyone and this offering will give shoppers a wider choice of high quality, great tasting, healthy salad meals.”
Based in the Vale of Evesham, Kanes Foods is a second-generation, family-owned business and is the largest private employer in Worcestershire. Each year Kanes produces around 150 million units of washed and ready-to-eat bags and bowls of salad, fresh stir fry vegetables, noodles and sauces, fresh salad dressings and ready-to-cook prepared vegetables to its grocery and foodservice customers.