UK: Billington Group buys Glorious owner TSC Foods

By Hannah Abdulla | 3 February 2014

TSC specialises in soups

TSC specialises in soups

Privately-owned UK food manufacturer The Billington Group has acquired local peer TSC Foods, the owner of the Glorious soup brand.

The deal, made for an undisclosed sum, was announced today (3 February). TSC Foods joins businesses including chutney maker English Provender Company under the ownership of The Billington Group.

Gary Blake, Billington's chief executive, said TSC Foods was "a fantastic acquisition" for ths business. "We believe that TSC Foods is a perfect fit for our long term strategic vision. This is an exciting time for both The Billington Group and TSC Foods as we look forward to successfully delivering our strong customer focus and sharing our passion for innovation, quality and customer service."

David Bondi, TSC Foods' MD, will continue to lead the business as its site in Scunthorpe.

He said: "We are delighted to join a family owned company that is focused on the food sector. We have grown significantly over recent years with a focus on innovation, quality and service to all our customers and are proud to continue that success as part of a larger group".

TSC Foods was formed over 20 years ago. As well as owning the Glorious brand, TSC Foods supplies chilled and frozen products to the retail, foodservice and B2B markets.

It acquired the Glorious brand in 2009. Glorious! was launched in 2008. It was endorsed by UK celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and originally developed in collaboration with UK-listed food and beverage firm Conival.

The Billington Group's seven other businesses also included Bar Foods, Billington Food Ingredients and 26% of Wholesome Sweeteners.

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TSC Foods, the Scunthorpe based manufacturer of quality chilled & frozen products for the Foodservice, Retail & B2B markets, are delighted to today announce that they have joined Edward Billington and Son Ltd.

Supplying the foodservice industry for more than two decades, TSC Foods will become part of the The Billington Group and will continue to be led by David Bondi as Managing Director, as well as the current board at their Scunthorpe site.

Commenting on joining the group, David Bondi, Managing Director of TSC Foods said, “This is a fantastic move for TSC and we are delighted to join a family owned company that is focused on the food sector. We have grown significantly over recent years with a focus on innovation, quality & service to all our customers and are proud to continue that success as part of a larger group”.

Chief Executive of The Billington Group Gary Blake said, “This is a fantastic acquisition for the group; we believe that TSC Foods is a perfect fit for our strategic vision to become the market leader in the foodservice sector”.

Blake continued “This is an exciting time for both The Billington Group and TSC Foods as we look forward to successfully delivering our strong customer focus by leveraging the combined benefits of a larger Foodservice group which includes Bar Foods”

Chief Executive of The Billington Group Gary Blake said, “This is a fantastic acquisition for the group; we believe that TSC Foods is a perfect fit for our long term strategic vision.” Blake continued “This is an exciting time for both The Billington Group and TSC Foods as we look forward to successfully delivering our strong customer focus and sharing our passion for innovation, quality & customer service.”

Supplying the foodservice industry for more than two decades, TSC Foods will become part of the The Billington Group and will continue to be led by David Bondi as Managing Director, as well as the current board at their Scunthorpe site.

Commenting on joining the group, David Bondi, Managing Director of TSC Foods said, “This is a fantastic move for TSC and we are delighted to join a family owned company that is focused on the food sector. We have grown significantly over recent years with a focus on innovation, quality & service to all our customers and are proud to continue that success as part of a larger group”.

Chief Executive of The Billington Group Gary Blake said, “This is a fantastic acquisition for the group; we believe that TSC Foods is a perfect fit for our strategic vision to become the market leader in the foodservice sector”.

Blake continued “This is an exciting time for both The Billington Group and TSC Foods as we look forward to successfully delivering our strong customer focus by leveraging the combined benefits of a larger Foodservice group which includes Bar Foods”

Chief Executive of The Billington Group Gary Blake said, “This is a fantastic acquisition for the group; we believe that TSC Foods is a perfect fit for our long term strategic vision.” Blake continued “This is an exciting time for both The Billington Group and TSC Foods as we look forward to successfully delivering our strong customer focus and sharing our passion for innovation, quality & customer service.”

Original source: Billington

Sectors: Chilled foods, Frozen, Mergers & acquisitions, Private label

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