Scottish potato company Albert Bartlett has witnessed a boost in sales and profits last year. Accounts for Albert Bartlett Holdings Limited, which runs the popular Albert Bartlett potato brand, reveal a 14% increase in turnover. Revenues went to £199.985 million for the year to May 31 2020. The accounts show a 16% increase in sales within the UK to £191.166 million, however export sales were down on the year.
Sales to Europe decreased by 13% to £1.952 million, while sales to the rest of the world were down 22% to £8.761 million.
Company director Ronnie Bartlett said the trading performance had been satisfactory, adding that the increased turnover was due to continued growth in the company’s core fresh and frozen businesses, as well as growth in its chilled potato products business which launched in 2018.
He said the company had continued to invest in its chilled operations during the year and added to its capacity to meet growing sales volumes.
“Further investment was also committed by May 31 2020 which again adds new product lines to our chilled offering as well as further capacity for existing lines,” added Mr Bartlett. “This further extension was completed after the year end and new coated, formed products were successfully launched in September 2020.”