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The Keeling Family

The Keeling Family 160
  • Industry Food
  • 2019 Worth €103 m (3.00%)
  • 2018 Worth €100 m
  • Progress + 3

Keelings is the biggest fruit and veg producer and seller in the country with a customer base, including Marks & Spencer, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores, and with sales of more than €300m per year. The company dates back to the 1920s when its first crop was rhubarb.

Caroline (48) runs the family-owned company, pushing it ever more into export markets - Brexit is likely a concern. The family owns and is expanding - through a €20m investment - the ambitious FoodCentral business park, which has attracted a growing number of food-oriented businesses to open industrial facilities on a 280-acre site in St Margaret's, close to Dublin Airport.

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