Whitworths merges with wholesaler Anatolia

Dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer Whitworths has been acquired by Turkish wholesaler Anatolia for an undisclosed sum.

The move, it says, will form one of Europe’s largest dried fruit, nut and seeds businesses and provide the platform for long term growth.

The trading relationship between Anatolia and Whitworths dates back 38 years, which includes a working partnership over the last 27 years.

The current Whitworths management will continue to lead the UK business.

“The new business will create the opportunity to invest in the growth of the Whitworths brand both in the UK and internationally, as well as investing in the appropriate packing facilities to meet the long term needs of our key retail customers and their brands,” Whitworths explains.

The company adds, “This is an exciting opportunity for Whitworths and one that will bring long-term benefits to our consumers, customers and suppliers and we look forward to sharing the plans on the next stage of this journey.”

Based in Izmir, Anatolia has operated in the food industry since 1965, serving more than 15 countries including Australia, Japan, New Zealand and mainland Europe.

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