The acquisition consists of the switch to Somerdale of AFF’s blended cheese processing property, manufacturers and related emblems.  In doing so, Somerdale stated it is going to reinforce its place as a number one provider of blended cheese to greater than 30 international locations globally.

The acquisition will allow Somerdale to develop and develop its portfolio of blended cheeses developed particularly for the worldwide market. The deal will see Somerdale purchase the complete rights to manufacturers together with Tintern and Harlech, which AFF beforehand produced in partnership with Somerdale.  In doing so, it is going to enable Somerdale to offer larger focus to those manufacturers, with plans already within the pipeline to develop gross sales by new product improvement, packaging and advertising.

On account of the acquisition, Somerdale will switch the manufacturing of blended cheese to its different cheese making companions.  These embrace Joseph Heler, the cheesemaker based mostly in Cheshire, which already produce a lot of the cheese that options in Somerdale’s best-selling Westminster and Coopers Hill manufacturers.

The information of the acquisition comes when Somerdale’s vary of basic and modern blended cheeses are in robust progress with branded gross sales up 10.4% 12 months on 12 months.

Alan Jenkins, Director of Somerdale Worldwide stated, “We’re delighted to have acquired the property of AFF’s blended cheese enterprise.  Particularly, it is going to strengthen our place because the main exporter of British blended cheeses and, working carefully with our award-winning cheese makers, it is going to allow us to offer larger focus to the event of manufacturers resembling Purple Dragon which is already one in every of our largest promoting manufacturers within the US market.

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