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Charles Saunders Acquires Victoria Foods

South West based Charles Saunders Foodservice is delighted to announce the acquisition of Bristol-based Victoria Foods.

The family-owned foodservice company, which was set up over 37 years ago and specialises in supplying nursing homes with everything from fresh and frozen food to cupboard staples, will continue to run independently, although it will have access to Charles Saunders extensive product range, including Fairway Foodservice own-brand.

“We are thrilled to have acquired Victoria Foods,” says Darren Gaulton, Managing Director at Charles Saunders Foodservice. “This is something that myself and Victoria Foods founder, Anthony Morris, have been discussing for quite some time and the collaboration of two family businesses always had an attractive appeal for us both.”

“We have kept everyone on in the business and even signed an extension of the lease. Moreover, we will be investing in a new IT system to match what we currently have at Charles Saunders, which will be installed by the end of November.”

In addition to the IT system, Charles Saunders will also be investing in new temperature controlled vehicles in the new year (joining their current fleet of 30) so that they can offer the Victoria Foods supply chain fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, in addition to other local products and even a wide range of cleaning and hygiene products.

Customers of Victoria Foods will be able to place their orders through the newly updated app and online. With the latest innovations, they’ll be able to access their account 24/7, have visibility of all stock, search by brand and product code, and more. They’ll even be able to get next day deliveries if ordered by 10:00pm the day before.

The acquisition of Victoria Foods will be the fourth company that Charles Saunders has taken over since 2007, as it continues to grow the company and provide a brilliant service to the independent sector.

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