Thursday, 04 August 2022 11:55

Fruitful change?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few years.

Once renowned as the bastion of dour, gruff, stern and stubborn types - like Robbie Burnside, Jim Pringle, Stewart Barnett and Keith Cooper - a changing of the guard has seen it embrace trends like 'sustainability', 'net carbon zero' and 'regen ag'.

Many of SFF's new executives have come from outside the meat industry, with current boss Simon Limmer bringing a number of his former Zespri colleagues into the fold.

Many of SFF's old guard would be rolling their eyes - and some in their graves - at these changes

It will be interesting to see how things go if meat returns start turning south or the industry hits tough times again and if the new-look 'fruity' SFF still remains a hit with suppliers and shareholders.

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