Belfast Telegraph

Tayto bags pork snack company

By Margaret Canning

Crisps and snacks giant Tayto has bought a pork crackling company in England in its latest acquisition.

Tayto, which is based in Tandragee, Co Armagh, has now added The Real Pork Crackling to its portfolio. It already owns another pork scratching snacks label, Mr Porky.

Former owner Chris Cunliffe will continue to lead the business as well as taking on a wider role as chief operating officer for pork products within the Tayto Group.

Over the last few weeks Tayto has also announced the purchase of Pop Notch in Maghera, with production moving to Devon, where it already owns Portlebay Popcorn.

And related company Montagu Group has also announced the purchase of Uvenco Vending, franchise business Snack-in-the-Box and Drinkmaster.

Tayto chief executive Paul Allen said the latest deal was "an excellent fit for Tayto Group - we are both family-owned businesses".

Belfast Telegraph

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