A major fruit distributor has hailed its resilience following a financial year in which the Lincolnshire-based company continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Worldwide Fruit has reported a turnover of £219.8m for the year to 31 December 2021, down slightly from £222.8m. However, pre-tax profits went from £4.02m to £4.07m over the same period.
The company, which was established in 2000, also has a base in Whitstable, Kent. 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 added: "After Covid-19 dominated 2020, we had expected a return to more normality in 2021 but this did not happen. We faced an even more challenging year. The teamwork and resilience show between our suppliers, our customers and our Worldwide Fruit team has been incredible and has delivered a strong performance for the business."