Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Duo Hands over the Reins; Father and Daughter Team Says Bye to Pullens after Sale

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Duo Hands over the Reins; Father and Daughter Team Says Bye to Pullens after Sale

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Byline: Clair Morton Clair.Morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

CLOSE to 13 years ago Jim Fletcher walked into a fully functional cordial factory on Mary St in Grafton.

But he wasn't there to make cordial, and soon after the building became synonymous with Pullens Produce, a small business Jim had bought from founder Barry Pullen, to run with his daughter Nicky.

"I was living in London at the time and Dad rang me up and said, 'I'm thinking about doing this, do you want to come home'?," Nicky said.

"In the end I said 'yes, I'll... give you a hand'. When we moved in it was still set up as a cordial factory, so we could have walked in and started making cordial again. It was a big operation to set it up back then," she said.

Since then, more than a decade of hard work and dedication to great service has had the business and its customer base grow exponentially, which made Jim and Nicky's decision to sell the business all the more difficult. …

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