Last year, Fife-based vegetable producer and processor Kettle Produce saw turnover and profits increase. The supermarket supplier has said it is remaining cautious about its prospects for the current year, given challenging weather conditions that impacted on its farming operations and the impact of the wider uncertainty facing the UK economy.
New filings at Companies House show the business generated sales of £138.3 million in the year to June 2; £10 million more than the year before.
Pre-tax profits came in at £4.65m, up from the £2.54m booked 12 months earlier. While sales were strong, the rate of growth slowed from 13% in 2017 to 8% last year.
Pressandjournal.co.uk recalls how Kettle Produce was founded by two Scottish farming families in the 1970s and produces 100,000 tonnes of fresh root vegetables, green vegetables and salad crops each year from its sites at Orkie near Freuchie, and Balmalcolm near Cupar.