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Geest, the manufacturer of convenience foods, is to be acquired by Bakkavor of Iceland for £485m.
Geest is to acquire the trade and moveable assets of the prepared leafy salads manufacturing operations of G's Marketing, in a deal worth £2.2m.
Geest is forming a joint venture with Rannoch Food to produce ready-to-cook meals at Holbeach in Lincolnshire, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Geest is to acquire Anglia Crown, the supplier of meals to hospitals with sites in Colchester and Manchester, for £14m.
Geest is setting up a new business called International Produce at sites in Yorkshire and Kent, in order to simplify the supply of imported produce to Asda.
Geest is considering plans to expand its ready meals factory in Grimsby, which currently employs 300 staff, and an announcement is expected later this year.
Geest is to acquire Genevieve Langlais, the French supplier of prepared salads, for £11m.
Geest has acquired SBLP, the French prepared salads company, for £1.6m, in order to strengthen its position in the north of the country.
Geest is to buy three production facilities from the receivers of Lincoln-based chilled food manufacturer Tinsley Foods.
Geest has bought the Cherry Valley ready meals factory in Grimsby, and plans to expand the site and the 85-strong workforce.
Geest is seeking permission to set up a chilled food manufacturing facility at its site in Barton, North Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Geest has acquired Isleport Foods, the Somerset-based cakes supplier, for under £5m.
Geest is acquiring Cinquieme Saison, the French salads supplier, for up to £16m.
Geest is selling its two Dutch produce trading operations to De Weide Blik of Belgium for £10m.
Geest, the chilled convenience foods company, has begun a £40m capital expenditure programme to open four new factories in Biggleswade, Bourne, Harrow and Milton Keynes, creating 1,000 jobs.
Geest has sold its Necta prepared pineapple operation, which has a factory in Costa Rica, to Pacific Asia Technologies, for up to $6.7m.