Peter Barr

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From 2002 "Peter Barr, age 60, was elected to Harry's Farmers Market's board of directors in June 2000. Mr. Barr presently serves as the chairman of the United Kingdom's Meat and Livestock Commission. He previously served as the chairman of Hazlewood Foods plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange that is one of the largest distributors of fresh food in Europe and one of the largest manufacturers of pre-made sandwiches in the world. Mr. Barr serves on the Prime Minister's special committee on agriculture and formerly served as chairman of IGD Food Group, an industry-sponsored group that works to improve supply-chain management. In 1997, Mr. Barr was honored by the Queen of England for his services to the food industry." [1]


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"Vion UK's head office is in Livingston and it employs 13,000 people at 38 sites in the UK. The firm recently began the closure of Hall's of Broxburn in West Lothian. The meat processing plant is due to close by February with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Vion's businesses in the UK include Key Country Foods, Tranfield and Grampian Country Food Group, which it acquired in 2008." [1]


  1. SEC CachedPage, organizational web page, accessed April 18, 2013.