Kerry Foods

Pearlfisher worked with Kerry on its Pure dairy- and gluten-free spread

Fancy packs make better-for-you foods more appealing

By Paul Gander

Branding and pack graphics are helping to build positive consumer associations around better-for-you and free-from products, claims design agency Pearlfisher. New categories, such as non-alcoholic distilled drinks, now benefit from the same approach,...

Pork Farms first announced the deal in August 2014

Pork Farms and Kerry Foods deal set to clear

By Rod Addy

Pork Farms’s purchase of Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire, has been provisionally cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Morrisons will create about 200 new jobs at its new fish processing site

Morrisons’ new fish site to create 200 jobs

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons will open a new fish manufacturing site in Grimsby by the end of the year, creating 200 jobs and doubling its capacity in a bid meet “growing demand” for fresh fish.

Pork Farms makes a range of chilled pastry products, such as pork pies

Kerry Foods sells chilled pastry assets

By Rod Addy

Pork Farms Group has bought Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire for an undisclosed sum.

More food manufacturers are turning to external engineering expertise to compensate for a lack of internal skills

Firms turn to external engineers to fill internal skills gap

By Rick Pendrous

Increasing numbers of UK food and drink manufacturers are using external engineering expertise to compensate for skills they lack internally to achieve the efficiency improvements and cost savings required in today’s competitive business environment.

Kerry has blamed the potential closure of its Durham site on increasing competition in the cooked meats sector

Kerry Foods blames competition for Durham cuts

By Dan Colombini

Kerry Foods has blamed soaring competition in the UK cooked meats market for its decision to close its Durham meat processing factory with the loss of 350 jobs.

A 50-year-old man suffered a heart attack at Kerry's meat processing factory in Burton, Staffordshire

Kerry Foods confirms fatality at Burton site

By Dan Colombini

Irish chilled foods manufacturer Kerry Foods has confirmed the death of a worker at its Staffordshire factory after a man suffered a heart attack in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Headland Foods has a second site in Grimsby

Headland Foods factory could be saved

By Graham Holter

Staff at Headland Foods’ factory in Flint – scheduled for closure in April – could be thrown a lifeline following reports that a food manufacturing company is interested in buying the plant.


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