The Unofficial Freezer Centre Acquisitions Thread

bilky asko
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B&M today have announced that they have acquired Heron Foods.

http://otp.investis.com/clients/uk/band ... sid=897997

Will a name change be on the cards?
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Exciting news indeed. Hopefully B&M will keep on whoever was responsible for personnel and training at Heron, I've always found the service to be excellent in there and rather lacking in B&M.

How long before Home Bargains snap up Fultons?
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bilky asko
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WillPS wrote: Wed 02 Aug, 2017 16.00 Exciting news indeed. Hopefully B&M will keep on whoever was responsible for personnel and training at Heron, I've always found the service to be excellent in there and rather lacking in B&M.

How long before Home Bargains snap up Fultons?
Inevitable, surely.
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bilky asko wrote: Wed 02 Aug, 2017 19.49
WillPS wrote: Wed 02 Aug, 2017 16.00 Exciting news indeed. Hopefully B&M will keep on whoever was responsible for personnel and training at Heron, I've always found the service to be excellent in there and rather lacking in B&M.

How long before Home Bargains snap up Fultons?
Inevitable, surely.
More likely farmfoods, as they have a bigger presence.
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sqwidge1978 wrote: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 09.20
bilky asko wrote: Wed 02 Aug, 2017 19.49
WillPS wrote: Wed 02 Aug, 2017 16.00 Exciting news indeed. Hopefully B&M will keep on whoever was responsible for personnel and training at Heron, I've always found the service to be excellent in there and rather lacking in B&M.

How long before Home Bargains snap up Fultons?
Inevitable, surely.
More likely farmfoods, as they have a bigger presence.
But surely a bit too big for Home Bargains?
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It seems there was some speculation that Asda might have been interested in B&M previously. I wonder if their takeover of Heron is a defensive manoeuvre as such a takeover would now attract the attention of the CMA?
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Who are Heron and Fultons?
bilky asko
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Alexia wrote: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 18.47 Who are Heron and Fultons?
Frozen Food shops. There's one of the former in Rhyl, for example.
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Heron's stores are mostly in the North of England. They're headquartered in Hull.
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Imagine if you will a less upmarket Farmfoods.
Thought this was a nice forum, clearly not.
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All of these freezer food shop brands are largely alien to me in London. I've seen a Farmfoods in Sutton which made Iceland look like an M&S in comparison!
TVF's London Lite.
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