23 Jun 2022

Driscoll's acquires Berry Gardens

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Driscoll's, the world's largest berry company, has formally agreed terms to purchase Berry Gardens Limited, the sales, packaging and distribution division of Berry Gardens Growers Limited. The two companies have a long-standing relationship: Berry Gardens has been growing, distributing and marketing Driscoll's varieties in the UK for over 20 years.

US soft fruit giant Driscoll's has formally agreed terms for the purchase of Berry Gardens' trading subsidiary, Berry Gardens Limited, bringing together two major players in the soft fruit industry.

DRISCOLL'S GLOBAL GIANT

Driscoll's is the largest berries company in the world and accounts for a significant share of global berry sales, while Berry Gardens is the largest co-operative of berry growers in the UK. Berry Gardens Limited (BGL) is the sales, packaging and distribution entity of Berry Gardens Growers Limited (BGG).

In a statement, Berry Gardens said: "Driscoll's -- the global market leader in fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries -- and Berry Gardens Growers Limited (BGG) -- the largest cooperative of berry growers in the United Kingdom -- have formally agreed terms for the purchase of Berry Gardens Limited (BGL), the sales, packaging and distribution entity of Berry Gardens Growers Limited (BGG)."

Driscoll's raspberries
The two companies have been linked for over 20 years

"Berry Gardens has grown, distributed and marketed Driscoll's varieties exclusively in the UK for over 20 years. The sale of the commercial division to Driscoll's is the latest development in the long-standing relationship between the two companies."

Source:Fruitnet
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