Produce Investments PLC supplies McCains and Birds Eye with potatoes to name a few companies

Produce Investments PLC supplies McCain's and Birds Eye with potatoes to name a few companies

Produce Investments has released a statement following recent speculation the company is in talks to acquire the Jersey Royal Company, one of the UK's biggest producers of the Jersey Royal potato.

Produce Investments, which owns Greenvale AP and supplies bulk potatoes and seed potatoes to major UK brand names, said it has entered into a heads of terms. It has also agreed a period of exclusivity in relation to the potential acquisition, though the heads of terms are non-binding and subject to ongoing due diligence. 

The Jersey Royal Company produces in the region of 25,000 tonnes of the potato each year, supplying to most UK supermarkets and retailers.

Further announcements will be made regarding the acquisition in due course, according to the company's statement.