Greenvale bags early potato and daffodil company

Greenvale AP owner Produce Investments has bought Rowe Farming, a specialist new and salad potato and daffodil growing business based in Cornwall.

potatoes - image: Skånska Matupplevelser
potatoes - image: Skånska Matupplevelser

The move gives specialist potato supplier Greenvale increased access to UK-grown early potatoes, reducing its reliance on imports. Its chief executive Angus Armstrong added: "It also sees us diversifying into a new and complementary sector which has shown healthy growth during recent seasons."

The part-cash, part-equity deal will see Rowe directors Mark Rowe, Edward Rowe and Robert Stacey join the enlarged Produce Investments group, with Mark Rowe joining the Greenvale board.

Welcoming the move, Mark Rowe said: "By joining a large scale and progressive company such as  Greenvale we believe that we can reach our full potential in both product categories."


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