Worldwide Fruit, which is headquartered in Spalding, Lincolnshire, has reported a turnover of £160.9 million for the 12 months leading up to 28 December 2019, up from £155.3 million in 2018. Its pre-tax profits also increased from £2.6 million to £3 million .
The company, which was established in 2000, also has a base in Whitstable, Kent, and employs in the region of 250 staff. Its products are sourced from suppliers in the UK, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, US and Europe.
A statement signed off by the board said: "Sales and profits performed well in a very challenging market. Our key category of apples and pears struggled against a deflationary market whilst avocados, stone fruit and soft fruit saw growth. We have a robust business framework and continue to focus on being our customers' first choice supplier. As our business continued to change to meet customer requirements and add customer value, our people have been outstanding tackling all challenges head on with skill and enthusiasm. The position of the company at the year-end is considered to be satisfactory by the directors."