Colchester based crisp brand to supply Virgin Atlantic in three-year deal

Colchester-based crisp brand Fairfields Farm has struck a three-year deal with Virgin Atlantic.

The brand’s parsnip crisps have been supplied in upper class Virgin cabins since December 2017 and will now be rolled out across all destinations following their popularity.

Robert Strathern, founder of Fairfields Farm, said “We are incredibly excited to be working with Virgin Atlantic and for our crisps to be enjoyed by travellers all over the globe.

“We’ve developed these new 20g bags of our lightly salted hand-cooked crisps especially for Virgin Atlantic and we are very excited to be able to reach a whole new customer base with this contract.”

Strathern added, the 20g bags would also be “perfect for pubs and trains” as well as airlines.

Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President – customer, at Virgin Atlantic, said “We’re always on the lookout for exciting brands that we can work alongside to provide our customers with an amazing onboard experience.

“The team at Fairfields Farm run a fantastic, sustainable business and produce a delicious product – a perfect fit for us.”

Fairfields Farm, based in in Wormingford near Colchester was started in 2006 and now export their crisps to nearly 20 countries including Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, Dubai, Germany, Norway, North America and Canada.