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Tayto Buys Tavern Snacks And Acquires A Majority Stake Of Portlebay Popcorn

Published on Feb 7 2017 10:30 AM

Tayto Buys Tavern Snacks And Acquires A Majority Stake Of Portlebay Popcorn

Tayto has purchased snack firm Tavern Snacks and has acquired 75% of Portlebay Popcorn, according to Irishtimes.ie

The recent move brings the Tayto's plant ownership to six.

Portlebay Popcorn currently supplies stores such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Co-Op and a number of independent retailers, mainly in the south of England with it's gourment flavoured popcorn such as 'chilli and lime'.

According to Paul Allen, chief executive, Tayto: We are really impressed with the innovation and enthusiasm of the Portlebay team and they make a first-class, premium product.

"While they will continue to run the business independently from Tayto, we will provide access to all the wider group capabilities and we are looking forward to seeing significant growth.”

Tavern Snacks on the other hand sells a vast array of products such as crisps and nuts, as well as bar supplies such as straws and cocktail sticks, through to confectionery, pickled eggs, mussels and cockles.

Tayto Group Ltd's current portfolio includes well-known names in the snack world, such as Tayto, Golden Wonder, Mr Porky, Real Crisps and Jonathan Crisp.

© 2017 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

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