£20m Waitrose contract boosts Grimsby seafood processor expansion

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The retail fish supplier is set to expand after winning a major new contract from the the high end retailer.

Seachill UK is seeking to expand one of its Grimsby plants to mirror increasing business wins according to the Humber Business news site.

Seachill’s coating plant by the A180 entrance to Grimsby is being expanded in order to handle orders from Waitrose. Seachill operates from two large production sites in Grimsby with an additional 100 year old artisan smokehouse also located in the town.

In June, SalmonBusiness reported that the company, which owns The Saucy Fish Co and was acquired by the Hilton Food Group last year, applied for planning permission to extend its Laforey Road plant from 11,149 sq. meters to 16,821 sq. meters, an increase of 50%, according to the publicly available documents.

It already uses its Laforey Road for chilled salmon and whitefish for the UK’s largest retailer, Tescos.