Vincent Carton: When I was sad, being honest, was when my girls said; look, do you know what, chicken isn’t for us

Last week, Carton Bros sold iconic Irish food brand Manor Farm chickens. In this exclusive interview, chief executive Vincent Carton explains why the deal made sense

2nd July, 2017
Vincent Carton of Manor Farm Picture: Fergal Phillips

It was not an easy decision after 242 years, but Vincent Carton is sure it was the right one for his family business.

It is the day after Carton sold Manor Farm to Nordic listed chicken producer Scandi Standard in a shares, earn-out and cash deal that valued the eighth generation Irish family business at €94 million. We are sitting in the Schoolhouse Hotel in Dublin 4 having lunch.

Carton, unsurprisingly, has ordered chicken - a traditional...

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