Langmead Group snaps up Scotherbs

Perthshire fresh herb grower Scotherbs has been bought by Langmead Group for an undisclosed sum.

Image: Alden Chadwick
Image: Alden Chadwick

The Scottish firm will remain a distinct business within the group, which also owns watercress grower Sun Salads, ornamental grower Brinkmans Nurseries and a Spanish salad grower.

Langmead chief executive Ian Summerfield said: "The acquisition of Scotherbs supports our fresh herbs strategy by adding expertise in growing as well as an exciting pipeline of new product development and innovation."

Scotherbs recently concluded a deal with Sainsbury's to increase supply of its fresh herbs to the retailer.


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