Worldwide Fruit, headquartered at Spalding, Lincolnshire, reported a turnover of 256.7 million euros for the 53 weeks to January 2, 2021, compared to 185.4 million euros the previous year. The pre-tax result fell from 3.5 million euros to 4.6 million euros.
Founded in 2000, the company also has a factory in Whitstable, Kent, and employs around 250 people. Worldwide Fruit sources from growers in the UK, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, USA and Europe.
Insidermedia.com “It was a good performance in an exceptional and difficult year. These results demonstrate the extraordinary resilience and decisive mindset of the people at our company, ”said Steve Maxwell, CEO of the company.
In a statement, management wrote: “2020 has been a unique year in which we have had to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has had an impact on our operations, our staff, our customers and our chains. supply and increased costs. Our company is focused on supplying major UK retailers, which experienced higher demand during the lockdown and beyond. We have worked closely with them to ensure availability total products. “
“To achieve this, we needed strong, flexible and responsive supply chains. We faced several challenges, but our suppliers around the world have maintained their supplies. Our business has also grown, which has contributed to increasing costs, such as the effect of Covid. -19 situation. “