Glendale Foods buoyant despite blaze

Salford, UK: A frozen foods manufacturer remains defiant despite a huge blaze at its factory.

Glendale Foods, which supplies meat and vegetable products including sausages, burgers and dumplings, said the fire at its base in Pendleton, Salford, destroyed three production lines.

John Mortimer, the founder and chairman of Glendale, which also produces its own brands including Yankee snacks, The Great British Pudding Company and Unique Cuisine, remained bullish despite the blaze. He said he was determined to see no impact on current and potential clients.

Glendale has outsourced production, including that of the Yankee range of microwaveable snacks, to rivals. Mortimer said all stock had remained intact despite the fire. “We expect production will recover sufficiently to fulfil existing contracts well before the stocks run out,: he said.

“The frozen food industry is a small family of four or five major businesses. That they tide one another over in extraordinary circumstances is indicative of the industry’s collegial spirit.” Glendale, which employs 130 staff and produces over 150 ranges for wholesalers, major food manufacturers, airlines, pub and restaurant groups, turned over £12.5m last year with sales increasing 20%t.

Glendale expects to resume full production at its factory within nine months.

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