Morrisons has acquired Chippindale Foods, a leading supplier of free range eggs.
Morrisons said the acquisition means it will make even more of its own fresh food and become more competitive for customers on these important everyday products. It will also bring forward the date at which all Morrisons eggs will come from non-caged hens from the current commitment of 2025.
Nick Chippindale, Managing Director, will stay with the business and the 54 staff employed at the site at Flaxby, North Yorkshire, will become Morrisons colleagues in a growing manufacturing business.
Andrew Thornber, Morrisons Manufacturing Director, said: “The addition of Chippindale Foods to our fresh food manufacturing business will give us the opportunity to build on our deep relationships with British farmers and become even more competitive for our supermarket and wholesale customers.”