One of Scotland’s best-known potato companies, Albert Bartlett, enjoyed a boost in sales and profits last year. Gemma Mackenzie reports for The Press and Journal that accounts for Albert Bartlett Holdings Limited, which runs the popular Albert Bartlett potato brand, reveal a 14% increase in turnover to £199.985 million for the year to May 31 2020.
In his report, the company’s sole director Ronnie Bartlett said the trading performance had been satisfactory. He said increased turnover was due to continued growth in the company’s core fresh and frozen businesses, as well as growth in its chilled potato products business which launched in 2018.
Mr Bartlett said the Covid-19 crisis had presented a number of significant challenges to the business. “We did feel the negative impact of the lockdown in the retail sector via a drop in sales to the food service sector. Along with the rest of the industry we continue to monitor ongoing performance and adapt our business accordingly.”
Source: The Press and Journal. Full article here