Dumfriesshire company buys Halls of Broxburn

One of Scotland's best-known food brands, Halls of Broxburn, has been bought by Dumfriesshire food company Browns.

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Reaction to Hall's buyout

"We are very pleased to have secured the future of one of Scotland's best-known brands, and to have brought it safely under private Scottish ownership.

"It is especially fitting that we agreed the deal so close to Burns Night, as Hall's is one of the world's largest suppliers of haggis.

"We intend to invest heavily in the Hall's brand and we will preserve and increase its reputation by offering food that is both good quality and good value. This will also lead to job creation and security."

– Alan Hill, Finance Director, Browns

"We have always known that there was significant value in the brand and I am glad that it will continue with another great Scottish company.

"Browns are a fantastic business and I welcome their investment and new drive to make the most of the Hall's brand."

– John Swinney, Finance Secretary

"Following their acquisition of the Hall's brand, we would like to wish Browns Food Group every success with their plans for the business."

– Spokesman, VION Food Group

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