Dart Fresh was started as a wholesale fruit and vegetable merchant by Colin Dart as C.J. Dart Exeter. Geoff Pritchard joined the business one month later.
EXPAC was created by five local farmers, and we started supplying supermarkets. These included Tesco and Marks and Spencers.
Supermarket supplies grew with produce being delivered including potatoes, swedes, white cabbage and cauliflower.
Colin Dart took over EXPAC and merged it into the the Dart Fresh business.
Geoff took the opportunity to run Dart Fresh and John Pritchard (his son) entered the business.
John started to enhance the food service side of the business.
Steven Smith joined and brought dry goods, dairy and frozen to Dart Fresh.
Following considerable growth in the business, Dart Fresh became a Limited Company.
Jamie Walsh (John's son-in-law) joined the business. Soon after Bryan Howard also joined to add a full range of locally sourced, fully sustainable meat.