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Poultry supplier future in jeopardy

by 5m Editor
8 February 2006, at 12:00am

UK - Uncertainty surrounds the future of one of Northern Ireland's premier poultry suppliers, FarmFed Chickens. The Coleraine-based company announced last Friday (27 January) that it was launching a 90-day consultation with its 380-strong workforce about its future. All options would be considered. A spokesman said the company had run into difficulties because of increasing feed and fuel costs, stiffer competition from imports and a declining end price. The company lost a key contract with supermarket J Sainsbury last year. FarmFed Chicken was judged the province's "most progressive supplier" in the 2002 Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Awards. Source: FWi

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