Duerr’s spreads out at Wythenshawe

Manchester-based preserves and peanut butter producer, F Duerr & Sons, is to expand its Wythenshawe operation after buying a 12,500 sq ft unit on Roundthorn Industrial Estate from London & Scottish.

The unit will undergo a complete refurbishment to provide additional production and distribution facilities that will help the business meet growing demand.

Duerr's has been producing jam, marmalade, sweet spreads and condiments in Manchester for more than 134 years. Originally based in Old Trafford, the company moved to the Wythenshawe premises in 1996 and expanded further with the development of a purpose-built peanut butter production factory on the same estate in 2011. The company has a turnover of £65m a year.

Mark Duerr, managing director of F Duerr & Sons, said: "Duerr's is committed to continued investment in the business and the local community.

"The new unit is based directly in the vicinity of our existing facilities, and with the growing demand for distribution, it seemed like a natural acquisition for the business."

Ben Fallows, director of TFC, advising Duerr's, said: "We are increasingly being asked by our corporate clients to assist in their expansion plans and we were delighted to support Duerr's throughout the acquisition process."

WHR acted for the vendor London & Scottish.

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Nice to see that they are still local after all these years. Refreshing that they are not owned by Unilever or Nestle?

By Annie Baines

I will support the brand more now I know they are local – hopefully they do not use Palm Oil in their peanut butter as this is a big selling feature for me and we must support the Orangutans whose habitats are being destroyed for Palm Oil crops.

By Bob Dawson

Love the title pun (intentional or not)!

By Alex

Has Ben been paid in peanut butter?

By Son of Pat

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