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Hilton partners with Tesco to supply fresh food

Published 25 August 2017

Food packing firm Hilton Food Group has signed a long term supply agreement with Tesco Central Europe to produce fresh food.

The agreement includes building a state of the art factory in Poland make items such as sandwiches, pizza, ready meals and soups.

The construction of the factory requires an investment of c.6m euros in plant and equipment, as well as the construction of the factory itself for which we are planning a sale and leaseback. It is expected that production will begin in the first quarter of 2019.

This development supports Hilton’s strategy of providing key retail partners globally with a diversified food offer.

Hilton and Tesco have also agreed to sign a further five year long term supply agreement for Hilton to continue servicing Tesco’s Central European stores with pre-packed meat.

Hilton chief executive Robert Watson OBE, said: “We have a long and successful history of working with Tesco, one of the world’s biggest retailers. This agreement represents an opportunity to enter a growing food segment of the market.

We look forward to seeing the positive effect our tried and tested business model will have on this relationship, which will be supported by our flexible and versatile approach to meeting local requirements.

We continue to look for further opportunities for geographic expansion.” Matt Simister, Tesco Central Europe CEO, added: “I’m delighted that we are extending our deep Group-wide partnership with Hilton to bring new manufacturing investment and capability to Poland.

Our collective experience and expertise will bring new, innovative and high quality fresh and convenient products to our customers in Central Europe”.