Hilton to form JV in Portugal

Hilton Food Group has signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Sonae Modelo Continente, Portugal's leading food retailer, for the supply of a wide range of packaged beef, lamb, veal and pork products to Sonae stores in Portugal.

This follows a period of approximately six months of co-operation. Under the terms of the agreement, Hilton will work alongside Sonae to redevelop the production facilities of its packing and sourcing subsidiary Sonae Centro Processamento Carnes (CPC), which supplies Sonae stores in Portugal.

CPC currently sources over 1,000 tonnes of packaged meat products per week. Products supplied from the plant will include mince, roasting joints and other beef and pork based products.

The JV will be named SOHI Meat Solutions