Greencore Sandwiches has bought sushi producer Sushi San, based in Crosby, Liverpool. Founded seven years ago, the business produces sushi under both the ’Sushi San’ and customer own-brand labels.

The founders of the business will work with Greencore site director for Crosby, Graham Simpson, to ensure a smooth hand-over.

Commenting on the move Di Walker, MD of Greencore Sandwiches, said: "This small but important step takes us into a new and complementary area to our existing sandwich and snack salads business. The sushi market is now worth in excess of £45 million and is growing at 48% year on year (source: Nielsen scan data). We believe Greencore can play a major part in its further development".