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Danish Crown acquires UK foodservice firm Leivers Brothers

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The UK arm of Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has acquired UK foodservice company Leivers Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

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Danish Crown said the takeover of the Nottingham-based firm is with immediate effect from March 1 and does not require approval from competition authorities.

The company said the move will double its UK foodservice business revenue.

Leivers, which was founded in 1880, "has been a supplier of bacon, fresh meat, cheese, sausages and meat to butchers, restaurants and canteens for many decades", Danish Crown said.

Foodservice has been part of Danish Crown's business in the UK since 2014.

The group said it has "succeeded in establishing a stable base in and around London and Manchester and this is now being further expanded in the Midlands with the acquisition of Leivers Brothers".

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