Fulton's Foods

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Fulton's Foods Ltd.
Fulton's Foods
Star Bargains
Public company
IndustryRetail
Founded1960
HeadquartersBarnsley, England
Key people
Kevin Gunter, Managing Director
Karen Gunter, Finance Director
ProductsFrozen Foods
Household Products
Discount Grocories
Revenue£ 70 million (2014)
Number of employees
1000
ParentKevin Gunter (100%)
SubsidiariesStar Bargains
Websitewww.fultonsfoods.co.uk

Fulton's Foods is a frozen food retailer chain, which is based in Darton, South Yorkshire, and operates throughout The Midlands and the North of England. Trading online as Star Bargains.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Jack Fulton in 1960 as a poultry business.[1] It diversified into frozen foods in 1974, using the company name Frozen Value Ltd.[2] In August 1997, it was then subject to a management buy-in, financed by 3i Group,[3] when Kevin Gunter took control of the business.[2]

In October 2005, it opened a 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) depot in Darton, South Yorkshire.[1] and in March 2013, the company was rebranded Fulton's Foods.[4]

The founder, Jack Fulton, died on 29 September 2015.[5]

In March 2018, Fultons Foods announced they were trading online as "Star Bargains". The offering excludes chilled & frozen.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shop profile: Jack Fulton: Frozen Value to grow across UK The Grocer, 2 February 2008 Archived 21 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Fulton Foods Sponsor Doncaster Rovers Belles Archived 2009-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rank: 67 Frozen Value Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine Fast Track
  4. ^ Frozen food retailers Iceland, Heron Foods and Frozen Value eye former Blockbuster stores Retail Week, 5 March 2013
  5. ^ "Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton dies". Yorkshire Evening Post. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Fulton Foods launch online store - Yorkshire Business Daily". Yorkshire Business Daily. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-16.

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