Posted: 02/01/2013

Produce distributor acquires Cornwall’s Plough To Plate

Fresh produce supplier Westcountry Fruit Sales has bought Cornwall-based speciality food distributor Plough To Plate.

The firm’s owners Nigel and Sherry Boocock had been planning to sell the business, which has a catering and retail customer base spanning Devon and Cornwall.

The Boococks, who started the business in 2001, have been working alongside Westcountry and its sister company to ensure a smooth handover.

Westcountry MD Sean Williams (pictured) said the timing of the deal was “absolutely perfect” for both parties.

“Nigel and Sherry have been looking to move on to ‘pastures new’ and we have been looking to add more speciality and artisanal products to our existing fresh produce and dry goods offer,” he said.
Williams added that Westcountry planned to expand Plough To Plate’s range across all categories.

Day to day running of Plough To Plate will be unaffected and customers can continue to order products by telephone or email.

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