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Flamingo acquires Butters Group

Produce and flower supplier has bought Lincolnshire-based Butters Group to consolidate retail customer portfolios and expertise

Flamingo acquires Butters Group

Butters Group has been acquired by Flamingo Horticulture

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Produce and flower supplier Flamingo Horticulture Group has acquired Lincolnshire-based Butters Group.

The deal, which came into effect from 18 September, will consolidate knowledge and commercial relationships, a statement said.

The Flamingo Horticulture Group has businesses in the UK, Europe and Africa. In the UK, the company has sites in Stevenage, Sandy, Spalding and Weston and employs just under 1,000 people.

The Butters Group has an operation in Spalding, Lincolnshire, with over 300 staff across the flower, plant and nursery divisions supplying retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Wilko and B&Q.

Managing director of Flamingo Flowers, David Brown, said: "We are extremely excited by this acquisition. We believe it is a complimentary fit to our existing horticulture businesses and will allow us take another step forward in growing the Flamingo Horticulture group as a whole.”

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