Italy’s Newlat Food to expand presence in UK with acquisition of branded meal and snack maker Symington

UK – Italian food company Newlat Food has agreed to purchase UK-based branded meal and snack manufacturer, Symington’s Group in an effort to consolidate its presence in the region.  Founded in 1827, Symington’s operates three production plants and one distribution centre across northern England  The company supplies branded and own-label foods including soups under the Mug Shot brand, Twistd couscous and rice-based meals, and Ragu pasta sauces.  Other brands in Symington’s portfolio include Naked instant noodles, The Hungry Elephant meal kits, and Chicken Tonight sauces – which are sold mainly in the UK, US and Australia.  The acquisition for a total consideration of £53 million (US$63 million) will see Newlat Food utilise Symington’s UK-wide distribution platform…

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