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Nomad Foods to buy Aunt Bessie’s

Business News 04.06.18

William Jackson Food Group Chairman Nicholas Oughtred said: “As a responsible business owner we must do what we believe is right for every one of our businesses and this sale presents a great, long-term opportunity for Aunt Bessie’s.

“Aunt Bessie’s has come a long way with us. We’ve invested heavily in developing the business and the brand, and Nomad Foods is well placed to take the business even further. Nomad Foods is a well-known food group with a strong commitment to the frozen category, incredible experience, scale and investment capabilities and I’m sure Aunt Bessie’s will continue to thrive.

“We are exceptionally proud of everyone who works at Aunt Bessie’s and are grateful to them for helping it become the much-loved household name that it is today.”

The sale is subject to any necessary regulatory clearances and William Jackson Food Group will remain owners of Aunt Bessie’s until completion. Both Aunt Bessie’s and the Group will continue to operate on a business as usual basis.