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UK: Heinz factory to reopen under new Albert Bartlett owners

The old Heinz factory at Westwick near North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLYFarmers are welcoming the news the former Heinz factory near North Walsham will be producing potato-based products from this September following a four-month closure. The Westwick factory, which closed at the end of April this year, was bought by Scottish-based Albert Bartlett whose Rooster brand potatoes are widely sold in UK supermarkets. More than 100 members of Aylsham Agricultural Show Association were told by an Albert Bartlett representative on Monday that the factory will produce chilled and frozen potato products as part of its expanding Rooster brand from September 1. They learned that Albert Bartlett had invested £2.5m in the factory. More

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