Cargill and Faccenda joint venture named as Avara Foods
Published:  29 January, 2018

Avara Foods, the new joint venture between Cargill’s fresh chicken business in the UK and Faccenda’s fresh chicken, turkey and duck business, has been unveiled. 

The new joint venture, which follows Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approval in December, will be a 50:50 shared ownership between Cargill and Faccenda.

Avara Foods will employ 6,000 people from both businesses, in a fully integrated supply chain “focused on delivering high quality fresh food to UK customers”.

Andy Dawkins, CEO of Avara, said: “Launching Avara Foods brings together two successful businesses with high standards, shared values and strong reputations for building sustainable partnerships with customers, growers and suppliers. Now, the opportunity is to take the best from both and provide our customers with great service and innovation from a trusted leader in fresh foods.”

“We believe that it is our strong values and talented people that make the difference and will be key to the success of our business now and in the future,” Dawkins continued. “Our first step is to make sure that there is a smooth transition as we bring together the two businesses as Avara Foods, and establish a solid platform for growth.”