Cranswick has confirmed it will increase capacity at its Suffolk poultry processing plant from 1.1m to 1.4m birds per week during the final quarter of the year.
In the company’s third quarter update, covering the 12 weeks ending 26 December 2020, Cranswick said UK retail demand remained strong during the quarter, reflecting the continued shift towards greater in-home consumption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance over the festive trading period was robust and ahead of the same period in 2019.
The company said it expected high demand for its products to continue thanks to greater in-home consumption..
Adam Couch, CEO of Cranswick commented: “The safety and wellbeing of our colleagues remains our priority. “We have delivered another strong quarter of growth during which we have supported our customers by delivering excellent service levels to ensure full availability of our products both in store and on the fast growing online channel. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of our colleagues across the business and on behalf of the Board I thank them for their continued commitment and dedication.
“Our outlook for the current financial year is now expected to be ahead of our previous expectations. Our continued positive progress reflects the substantial ongoing investment in our asset base and the quality and capability of our colleagues.”