Young’s ‘in talks with Norwegian salmon supplier’
YOUNG’S has remained silent on reports from Norway that it is negotiating a large scale deal with a well known Nordic supplier to buy salmon and white fish.
The industry website ilaks.no said that representatives from the Norwegian Fish Company had visited a number of seafood companies in the UK recently, including the Young’s head office in Grimsby.
Its chief executive, Jørn-Gunnar Jacobsen, told Ilaks that it was looking for new business in Britain, where it sees promising opportunities.
He added that Young’s was responsible for 40 per cent of the fish consumed in the UK and was one of the largest users of farmed salmon in Europe. He said that Young’s had responded positively to the approaches.
The next step, said Jacobsen, was to invite large UK purchasers such as Young’s to visit the Norwegian Fish Company’s facilities in Norway, where it could show off its modern factories and its latest technology.
Above: Jørn-Gunnar Jacobsen