William Jackson Food Group acquires Belazu
William Jackson Food Group, which sold Aunt Bessie’s earlier this year, has snapped up Belazu Ingredient Company. Starting out as the Fresh Olive Company, Belazu has expanded to become a specialist in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, providing a range of antipasti, grains, pastes and vinegars. Belazu employs c. 150 people and reported turnover of £31.4m in 2017. It is William Jackson’s second acquisition in the premium ingredients segment this year, following Wellocks in June.