Record year for Berry Gardens "enables investment in production"

2014 was "the best ever year" for Berry Gardens, with a 14 per cent rise in turnover to £242m, chairman of the fruit growing and marketing cooperative Alastair Brooks told its AGM yesterday (27 April).

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This success has ensured that Berry Gardens growers will be rewarded with the largest rebate in the group's history, he said, which "enables our members to invest in production for the future".

He added: "Our strategy of investing in the production and marketing of high-quality exclusive varieties of berries with our long-term partner Driscoll's, and exclusive cherry varieties from world-leading breeding programmes, continues to set us apart from competitors and we have enjoyed market share growth across many lines."

Held at Windsor Race Course, Berkshire, the AGM was followed an afternoon of racing culminating in Berry Gardens-sponsored Jubilee Cup. Brooks and Berry Gardens member Carol Critchley presented the owners of the winning horse, All Talk N No Do, with a basket of berries to celebrate.

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