Edinburgh-based food group Baxters swoops on dips business

Baxters Food Group has acquired a London-based chilled foods business, saying the move is part of its global growth plans.

Audrey Baxter took the reins at the company in 1992. Picture: contributed.
Audrey Baxter took the reins at the company in 1992. Picture: contributed.

The Edinburgh-headquartered company has swopped on Orexis Fresh Foods, which specialises in chilled ready-to-eat products, mainly dips.

Audrey Baxter, executive chairman and group chief executive of Baxters, said parent company W.A. Baxter & Sons (Holdings) confirmed the deal. She also described Orexis as a “well-established” firm with 76 staff at its production facility in North London.

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She added: “The company supplies its portfolio of branded, licensed and private label products to food service and retail customers across the UK. The acquisition is part of our global growth strategy and offers us the opportunity to expand our UK offering into chilled food.”

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Baxters dates back to 1868, and is now based in sites throughout the UK with food manufacturing operations in the USA, Australia and Poland.

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