Dutch food giant Vion has completed its much anticipated
acquisition of Grampian Country Food Group.
The deal, signed on Saturday (14 June), significantly
boosts Vion?s position in the UK market place, where it
already has operations in the fresh pork, bacon and
Under the new company structure, Grampian will be
integrated into the new Vion UK division, which will be
managed by a new UK-based chief executive, Ton
Chrisiaanse, who currently heads up Vion?s Convenience
Vion already operates in the UK through Key Country
Foods, J&J Tranfield, Vion Food UK and Oerlemans Foods.
The ?1.7bn Grampian business was put up for sale in
October, and was rumoured to have been the subject of
interest from a number of UK and international food