Europe, UK, Ireland, Fresh/ Table, Retail

Potato king Ronnie Bartlett’s wedge shrinks

One of Britain’s biggest potato farmers has seen his dividend slashed by two-thirds as sales of fresh produce declined.

Ronnie Bartlett, who runs Albert Bartlett, saw his payout fall from £1.5m to £500,000 amid “challenging market conditions” that “put significant pricing pressures on the supply chain”. He was also paid £1m in his position as the sole director.

The family potato empire, which traces its roots back to 1948 and is based in Airdrie, east of Glasgow, provides about 20% of the fresh potatoes eaten in Britain.

Sales fell 10% to 154.5m in the year to the end of May.

Full story by The Sunday Times

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