Morrisons buys Scottish potato packing firm

British supermarket chain Morrisons has announced acquiring a potato packing company in Angus, Scotland, from producer Farmcare, as part of a supply agreement. The packing plant situated in Carnoustie is expected to strengthen the supply of Scottish potatoes to Morrisons shelves.  The facility will be used to store, grade, pack and procure potatoes, said the supermarket chain.

Andrew Thornber, managing director of Morrisons Manufacturing said: “Our acquisition of the Carnoustie site, and our relationship with Farmcare, shows Morrisons commitment to working directly with growers in Scotland and offering our customers the very best quality fresh produce.”

Farmcare, which has 11 estates in Britain, will supply a range of other produce other than potatoes to the supermarket. With closing the deal, Morrisons has now 17 manufacturing locations across the UK. The supermarket had, in 2015, bought Kerry Foods’s Grimbsy site to expand its fish business.

Farmcare CEO, Richard Quinn said: “We look forward to an ongoing relationship which allows Farmcare to concentrate on what we do best: growing great crops and working closely with Morrisons as a supplier of choice.”