Foodservice giant Flagship Europe gobbles up Carlisle’s sarnie specialist Calder Foods

Foodservice specialist Flagship Europe today (October 18) announced the acquisition of Carlisle-based sandwich filling specialist Calder Foods.

Specialising in the foodservice sector Calder Foods is a leading manufacturer of high quality chilled “Food to Go” products. These include sandwich fillings, salads, sauces, marinades, dips and mayonnaise under their own brands, Love Fresh and Love Sauces and customer’s private labels. Having been established for over 20 years the business has gained an enviable industry wide reputation for quality, product innovation, consistency and excellent customer service.

Commenting on the acquisition Russell Maddock, CEO of Flagship Europe said: “Calder Foods has an exceptional reputation within the foodservice sector and their products will provide the perfect complement to our own portfolio of ‘Food to Go’ products for this marketplace. We look forward to a smooth transition and to further developing both the business and the ‘Love Fresh’ brand under the Flagship Europe umbrella.”

Founding members Paul Barker and Nigel Harrison – who will remain in their current positions as joint MDs of Calder Foods – added: “We are delighted to be joining the Flagship family. The partnership provides a golden opportunity to develop the Calder Foods portfolio, taking advantage of Flagship Europe’s wider customer base in the foodservice sectors to promote sales.”

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