Princes is an international food and drink group involved in the manufacture, import and distribution of branded and customer own-brand products.




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We employ over 8,000 people, operate 15 production sites, deal with more than 600 suppliers worldwide and have annual sales of £1.5 billion.

Our customers include major supermarkets, convenience stores, foodservice operators, wholesale suppliers and other food manufacturers. We have a specialised  portfolio of products for industrial customers and supply high quality co-packing services to selected brand owners.

Princes’ brands and products span over 20 different categories including fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and soups, pastes, pasta, cooking sauces, edible oils and a broad range of soft drinks sectors. Our leading brands include Napolina, Crosse & Blackwell, Crisp N Dry, Jucee and the iconic Princes brand itself.

Princes’ heritage dates back to 1880 when it was established as a fish importing business in Liverpool, the city where our international headquarters are still located today.

During these early years, Princes built strong foundations for the future. The company expanded into new markets and earned its status as a trusted supplier of imported canned and ambient foods from around the world.

Princes’ first venture into food manufacturing followed in 1946, starting a period of diversification and growth which continues today. Princes first entered continental Europe in 1960 and today our operations are managed from our office in Rotterdam.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation since 1989, Princes has accelerated its development over the last quarter century by completing 22 mergers and acquisitions that have added scale and expertise to the business.

Our corporate responsibility work is central to our long-term strategy and growth and influences the day-to-day decisions that we make. It reflects our commitment to high standards and runs throughout all our activities.

Based around three key pillars – climate change and the environment; fair partner and good employer; and health and wellbeing – we recognise that corporate responsibility has a vital role to play in any successful business.