Pork Farms purchases Kerry Foods division

Pork Farms has acquired the chilled savoury pastry assets of Kerry Foods.

The purchase, the financial details of which have not been revealed, will incorporate Kerry Foods’ manufacturing assets at Poole, Dorset and Spalding, Lincolnshire. The acquisition will create a new company under the Pork Farms Group name, led by Pork Farms’ existing management team.   

Chris Peters, group managing director of sausage roll and pork pie producer Pork Farms, said: “This acquisition is an extremely exciting next step for our business. It will provide our customers with a streamlined, more responsive and better invested supply chain, reflecting the increasingly competitive retail landscape that we are seeing in today’s market as consumers’ shopping habits change.

“Over the past seven years, Pork Farms has developed a track record for innovation and quality. This move helps us to build on this, allowing us to make further investment in production facilities, R&D and innovation. This will expand the quality and range of products available to all our customers, and will provide new opportunities for our employees.”

The new Pork Farms Group employs 2,554 people, producing chilled savoury foods such as quiches and savoury flans, Scotch eggs, and savoury slices and pies, as well as its popular pork pies and sausage rolls.

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