French salmon smoker Côté Sauvage aims to expand

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Brittany company also building new smokehouse.

Ouest France reports that salmon smoker Côté Sauvage – based in West France – is on the lookout for a new extension, on the back of a successful Christmas.

The family-owned business has been smoking organic salmon from Scotland and Ireland, as well as wild, in Brittany’s Quiberon Peninsula for 40 years.

Sales manager Aurélien Le Nain told the publication the business was bought out eight years ago now and has since tripled turnover.

In February 2020, a new smokehouse will be built to increase production. Côté Sauvage is a supplier to the French supermarket chain Super U, as well as organic and fish markets.

Le Nain said he was also looking at options to expand in order to capitalise on food tourism in the area. “We are looking for land of 1,500 to 2,000 m², in order to be able to develop an industrial tourism activity. But the team has not found it yet, and we have little room for manoeuvre,” he added.