Morrisons in bananas deal

MORRISONS is to acquire its first banana ripening site as it continues to grow its manufacturing business.

The Bradford supermarket giant will open its new factory in Boston, Lincolnshire, so it has more control over the quality of Britain's most popular fruit.

The acquisition is a joint venture with Global Pacific, a well established trading partner of Morrisons. The 58,000 sq ft factory is nine years old and was operated by Del Monte until November 2011, when it ceased operation.

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