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Carron Lodge Cheese Maker Pleased with recent financials

Carron Lodge, the Preston located family run cheese maker and wholesaler is pleased with its latest financials in a year that saw it acquire another cheese business in addition to a sizeable rise in turnover.

The business, which is family-owned and run for over 30 years produces more than 30 varieties of cheese including the Cave Range, Inglewhite Range and Territorial Range in addition to some 2500 wholesale cheese and fine food products to the independent retail, service, manufacturing and wholesale trade markets.

Although for the year through to 31 March 2023, pre-tax profits had dipped from £4.3m to £3.7m, gross profit climbed to £8.6m, up from £7.3m and the sizeable rise in turnover saw the previous periods £45.2m surge more than 20% to £54.7m.

Carron Lodge Acquisitions

During the year, the company snapped up The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company as well as the brand rights of The Ribblesdale Cheese Company.

In addition, in January 2023, Carron Lodge purchased the assets of Singleton’s Dairy from administration. Based in Longridge and trading as Singletons & Co, this other Preston based cheese business had been handcrafting cheeses in the UK for more than 80 years but Singletons went into administration in August 2022.

Although cheese represents 90% of the Carron Lodge product range, beyond cheese the business also stocks a fine range of charcuterie, olives and other fine foods.

The business is able to service is national customer base of independent retail, service, manufacturing and wholesale trade markets by using four strategically placed distribution depots in Preston, Lincoln, Gloucester and London with their own fleet of vehicles which allows them to deliver across the majority of the UK.

Carron Lodge Cheese Maker

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