Exclusive: Grocers face further pressure following collapse of major Greencore supplier

Greencore sign on side of building, which reads: 'Greencore – food to go'

Grocers face the prospect of further pressure on food availability and price following the collapse into administration of a Dutch-Spanish fruit and vegetable grower.

Retail Week can confirm that Fortuna Frutos UK, a subsidiary of Dutch-owned Canary Island tomato grower Fortuna Frutos Group, has collapsed into administration as soaring costs heaped pressure on the business, which had struggled during the pandemic.

The collapse will have a knock-on effect on Greencore, the Irish-based convenience food manufacturer, to which Fortuna Frutos was a major supplier of fruit and vegetables, such as tomatoes and cucumbers. 

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