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Karro to acquire TS Bloor & Sons

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North Yorkshire food and drink firm Karro Food Group has acquired TS Bloor & Sons for an undisclosed sum.

More than a century old, TS Bloor & Sons oproduces matured, traditionally crafted hams. It has recently undertaken a £6.5m investment in a state-of-the-art 37,000 sq ft factory in Leicestershire and cooks up to 13,000 hams a week.

Di Walker, executive chair of Karro, said: “TS Bloor & Sons has an outstanding reputation in the market, led by managing director Charles Bloor.

“The acquisition is a highly strategic move for Karro Food Group as we look to bring TS Bloor’s skills & artisan knowledge together with the supply of our own pigs from high welfare, RSPCA assured farms.

“We welcome Charles and his dedicated team to Karro and look forward to working with them to further develop the business.”

Charles Bloor, managing director of TS Bloor, commented “It is exciting to join forces with a market leader for the next step in the growth story at TS Bloor. As well as our existing range we are looking forward to offering new products to our customers through the combination of Karro’s high welfare pork supply and 130 year old Wiltshire brine with our newly invested facilities. This will only serve to strengthen our position in the market place.”

Malton-headquartered Karro Food Group was acquired by private equity firm CapVest from Endless in 2017 following a period of transformation.