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Hello! We’re Whitworths – the UK’s leader in dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

It’s our 130th birthday this year, which means we’ve been bringing you healthy, delicious products for 13 decades! (That makes us feel old!)

Over the years, we’ve been the first to give you access to a wide range of new, unusual and exotic fare from all over the world. Today, we’re using that expertise to provide innovative, tasty, healthy products that help you create delicious recipes at home, as well as conveniently fill your body with goodness while on the move through our wide snacking range.

We’re proud to be widely recognised and trusted by our working partners, international suppliers and, most importantly, by millions of customers. Your feedback is invaluable to us and we take action based on what we hear from you. In 2015, we improved the packaging across our entire product range by adding an easy seal zip lock for added freshness & convenience.

We love bringing you the very best that nature has to offer – so here’s to another 130 years of this delicious partnership!

Shots Multipacks Launch

Shots launch in multipacks of 4.
Available in 6 flavours – Berry & White Chocolate; Fruity Biscuit; Toffee & Pecan; Orange & Chocolate Seed; Tropical Coconut and Raisin & Chocolate.

Bright New Look

Whitworths core range of baking and snacking fruits undergoes a bright new look – injecting excitement and vibrancy onto the shelves, alongside resealable foil packs.


Whitworths Shots launched bring small packs of fruit, nut and seed combinations, quick, easy and convenient for snacking on at any time, wherever your day takes you!


Whitworths became the No.1 brand in dried fruit!


Our kids brand Frootz was launched. These fantastic fruit flavoured buttons are made with 100% real fruit so are an excellent alternative for parents who want their child to have a healthier snack.


Whitworths was rebranded to reflect the changing nature of our business and bring it into the modern era. All our packs were redesigned and many moved to our pouch format so customers got the added benefit of easy resealability and long lasting freshness.


In November, the group was acquired in a buy-out backed by private equity house, European Capital.


Management buy-out, backed by Gresham Trusts.


Scotia Haven acquired Whitworths Ltd from Napier Brown, taking on dried fruit, nuts and other associated businesses, to form the Whitworths Group. The logo was adapted to reflect the ‘food from the heart’ product positioning.


Launch of a new logo.


Whitworths is honoured by being selected to provide a supply of dried fruit for the British Everest 40th Anniversary expedition. It took five weeks to construct a new rusk drier, costing £400k, at Irthlingborough. This enormous piece of equipment had to be delivered in pieces over four days, with no less than five 40ft lorries transporting the stainless steel sections from their Holland-based manufacturers, Ventilux.