Vitacress Ltd is the company which is responsible for all the RAR Group operations in the fresh produce market. Vitacress consists of Vitacress Salads (UK), Vitacress Herbs (UK), Vitacress Portugal (PT), Vitacress España (SP), Vitacress Real (NL) and Vitacress Sales (UK).
Each of the Vitacress companies has the following attributes in common: they are all based on excellence in the farming supply chain, whether it is from open field farming or from under glass in a nursery; they all set leading standards in terms of product quality, technical skills and environmental stewardship; they are all leaders in their chosen markets.
The Vitacress Herbs business is based in the south of England and is the market leader in the fresh herbs market in the UK.
Vitacress Real is a 50:50 joint venture between Vitacress and the Dutch Gipmans Group. Operating in the eastern Netherlands, it packs fresh cut herbs for the Benelux markets.
Vitacress Salads is based in Hampshire in the south of England, and its core business is “ready to eat” salads.
Vitacress Portugal grows leafy salads, watercress and fresh herbs in Portugal and sells them as packed salads to customers in Portugal, as well as in bulk to the UK and Northern Europe.
Vitacress owns a 51% shareholding in Vitacress España which grows salads and herbs for other Vitacress companies in Europe.
Vitacress also has glasshouse nurseries in Portugal and Spain, growing tomatoes for a major UK operation.
Vitacress Sales is a wholesale markets business which operates in three of the major wholesale markets in the UK, and also sells direct to food service customers, supplying fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Referred as a good sustainability example, the “Vitacress Conservation Trust” aims to protect and preserve wildlife and habitats adjoining Vitacress farming estates.