The Joint Administrators and their agents Hilco Capital continue to trade the 48 store portfolio of Countrywide Farmers PLC following our appointment on 7th March 2018. Store performance is reviewed weekly but given the strong trading performance to date the majority of stores will be trading into May which has created an opportunity to seek further going concern sales where available.

Interest in the leasehold store portfolio has been strong and we received credible offers supported by strong under-bidders for approx. 20 stores on a going concern basis. The aim is to conclude these transactions as soon as possible.

Lease premium interest has also been received with interested parties seeking an alternative use for some of the stores.

There are 11 leasehold stores where progressing going concern offers is proving challenging (either because no acceptable offer has been received, the structure of certain offers or from a deliverability perspective). In-order for all stores to have every opportunity to be sold as a going concern we would like to invite going concern offers on the following stores;

1. Ashbourne, 2. Launceston – B2B, 3. Ludlow – B2B, 4. Penzance – B2B, 5. Liphook, 6. Evesham, 7. Twyford, 8. Witney, 9. Gower, 10. Tavistock, 11. Chepstow

Initially please e-mail your interest to [email protected] or call 07740894721, following the signing of an NDA store P&L information and data room access can be arranged.

As a guide any transaction will need to be near to completion end April or the first week in May 2018 however this does depend on trading and credibility of interest.

Adam Heath [email protected] is seeking offers on the 20 freehold sites / stores on a 'property only' basis and we anticipate the wider marketing process to commence in May. To date interest in the freehold sites has been significant. Again if you have a going concern interest in the freehold stores please contact Gareth Shaw in the first instance.

Unfortunately we have been unable to retain the workforce in full and 26 redundancies have been made at both the Evesham head-office and the Defford warehouse this week.

Cornwall Farmers

Cornwall Farmers Part of Countrywide

Cornwall Farmers Part of Countrywide

Cornwall Farmers is now part of Countrywide Farmers

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Countrywide Farmers completes Cornwall Farmers acquisition

Countrywide Farmers has completed the acquisition of the trading business of Cornwall Farmers in Cornwall and Devon.

The deal, which was first announced in August 2015, sees Countrywide take on the operation of all 12 Cornwall Farmers’ country stores.

The move creates more choice for Cornwall Farmers’ customers and gives Countrywide a bigger presence in the South West. The deal takes the Countrywide store portfolio to 69, creating the largest store group of its kind in the UK. Cornwall Farmers Ltd will retain the freehold property, with Countrywide entering into long lease agreements as tenant of the stores.

Countrywide Farmers chief executive, John Hardman, said: "We are delighted to have reached completion and look forward to offering industry leading products at competitive prices to customers across Cornwall and Devon. We will be working with the Cornwall Farmers team to integrate the business over the coming months and have already introduced our convenient 'click and collect’ service."

Simon Birch, chief executive of Cornwall Farmers, said: "This deal brings continuity for customers and staff and creates a secure long-term income for our shareholders, underpinned by a strong asset base.

"Countrywide has a deep commitment to rural communities and the combination of greater choice and continued investment is good news for customers across the South West."

Shareholder Information

If you are a Cornwall Farmers shareholder and have an enquiry relating to any shareholder matters, please contact Lisa Loughton on [email protected] or call 01872 502005.

Feed Team

Contact the Cornwall Farmers Feed Team on [email protected] or call Agri Services on 0845 2255 922 or 01208 893611

Farm Sale Managers

Dartington, Kingsbridge & Tavistock Georgie Beer 07583 566891
Launceston, Hatherleigh Robert Northcott 07919 382518
Wadebridge, Otterham & Liskeard Julie Russell 07774 700364
Penzance & Helston Paul Triggs 07843 631482
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