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.

WORLD NEWS

New joint venture Italian seafood logistics company

Venice, Italy: Stef Seafood Italia and Mediterranea Trasporti, which coordinates Marlog operations, have formed a joint venture to better serve Italian and international customers. The …

READ THE FULL STORY >

EU truck and van sales plummet

Brussels, Belgium: EU commercial vehicle registrations fell 44.4% in May as the coronavirus continues to takes its toll on business. Demand fell across all commercial …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Bailón adds Schmitz Cargobull reefers

Zaragoza, Spain: Bailón group has added four new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers to its fleet, taking the total to 27. The group is the largest …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Chereau appeals for hydrogen production at distribution sites

Avranches, Normandy, France: Chereau is encouraging companies to set up hydrogen plants at distribution sites to encourage hydrogen refrigeration in trucks. Chereau is testing hydrogen-based …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

  • Cold Chain Live
    Make a diary note for Cold Chain Live, 24 – 25 September, Birmingham, UK

Latest Tweets

Thermo King launches Advancer, an all-new trailer fridge: bit.ly/3fNa6Qj pic.twitter.com/HZTdMCySQN

© 2020 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ