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Kerry Group is an Ireland-based international consumer foods and food ingredients group. Founded by Dairy Disposal Company, a federation of farmer co-operatives and Erie Casein Company Inc in 1972, Kerry Group is a public company, listed on the Dublin ISEQ and London Stock Exchanges as KRZ and KYGA respectively. The head office for Kerry Group is located in Tralee, Ireland.

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Michelle Russell | 8 Aug 2013

Kerry Group has said it will "take time" to get its consumer foods division back to where it should be after the unit saw sales and earnings fall in the first half of the year.

Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 2013

Unilever could soon be selling another food brand. The company, which has offloaded a number of food assets in recent years, is understood to be on the look out for a buyer for its Peperami snack brand. While Unilever has declined to comment on the reports, analysts have offered their views as to who might snap up this "animal" of a brand.

Michelle Russell | 5 Mar 2013

Nearly two months into the horsemeat scandal that has rocked the food industry, UK figures highlighting a sales slowdown in ready meals raise the question of whether this is a temporary blip or a long-term structural decline.

Katy Askew | 18 Apr 2012

With some major national events on the horizon - the London Olympics, Paralympics and the Diamond Jubilee - the UK looks set to see an upsurge in patriotic sentiment this summer. The country's food manufacturers and retailers have invested a pretty penny to ensure that they can cash in on this jubilant atmosphere. However, Katy Askew suggests, the industry should be equally prepared for the comedown.

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Dean Best | 28 Nov 2014

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

Dean Best | 28 Jun 2013

UK herbs and spices business The Bart Ingredients Company has gone through something of an overhaul since ex-Kerry Group and Glisten executive David Collard took the helm two years ago. Dean Best met with Collard to discuss the relaunch of the Bart brand and the broadening of its portfolio amid what he called the most competitive trading conditions in 20 years.

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Andy Coyne | 26 Nov 2018

Major dairy companies have been linked with interest in possibly making bids for Premier Foods' up-for-sale Ambrosia custard brand.

Dean Best | 25 Oct 2018

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based consumer foods and ingredients supplier, today (25 October) announced acquisitions in the US and the Middle East.

Simon Harvey | 24 Oct 2018

UK trade union Unite says food manufacturer Kerry Group has lost a major contract from one of the country's 'big four' supermarkets.

Dean Best | 6 Jul 2018

Kerry Group is putting its Fridge Raiders brand at the heart of a revamp of its meat-snacks portfolio in the UK. | 6 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week. | 23 Feb 2018

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Simon Harvey | 20 Feb 2018

Ireland-based Kerry Group plans to appoint Marguerite Larkin as its chief financial officer in September to replace Brian Mehigan, who will shift to a new role. 

Andy Coyne | 9 Jan 2018

Ireland's Kerry Group described its recruitment procedures as "robust" after one of its former workers in the UK was found guilty of plotting an Islamic State-style terrorist attack. | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Dean Best | 6 Dec 2017

UK campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health has called for the country's government to legislate on the amount of salt in foods, pointing to the levels of the ingredient in sausages as evidence not enough progress has been made using voluntary targets.

Andy Coyne | 11 Oct 2017

Ireland's Kerry Group has acquired US firm Ganeden, a branded technology company focused on probiotics, for an undisclosed amount.

Dean Best | 10 Aug 2017

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based ingredients and consumer foods giant, today (10 August) lowered its forecast for underlying earnings due to increased pressure on its bottom line from exchange rates.

Dean Best | 4 May 2017

Kerry Group today (4 May) reported rising volumes from its consumer foods division during the first quarter of the year, with the Ireland-based business seeing growth from brands including Mattessons.

Dean Best | 21 Feb 2017

Kerry Group has announced Edmond Scanlon, the head of the ingredients and packaged food company's operations in Asia Pacific, will replace Stan McCarthy as CEO.

Katy Askew | 21 Feb 2017

Irish ingredients-to-foods manufacturer Kerry Group booked an increase in profitability today (21 February) as the company shrugged off top line softness in its consumer foods division. 

John Shepherd | 20 Feb 2017

Union leaders say strike action at Ireland-based Kerry Group, in a dispute centred on the production of the firm's Cheestrings product, has been suspended after the company agreed to new conciliation talks.

Dean Best | 2 Feb 2017

Kerry Group has added to its range of snacks on sale in the UK with the launch of its GoGo's brand.

John Shepherd | 26 Jan 2017

Workers at Ireland-based Kerry Group are to stop work for one day on 30 January in a row over proposed changes to terms and conditions of employment centred on the production of the firm's Cheestrings product.

Dean Best | 2 Nov 2016

Kerry Group said today (2 November) it had "maintained the business momentum" in its third quarter, leading to the Ireland-based business reporting higher volumes and improving margins for the first nine months of the year.

Dean Best | 19 Sep 2016

Kerry Group has launched a range of American-inspired frozen dishes in the UK.

Dean Best | 9 Aug 2016

Kerry Group has added to the Fire & Smoke cooked meats range on sale in the UK with a line of snack pots.

Katy Askew | 4 Aug 2016

Kerry Group issued a cautious outlook for its full-year performance as it booked "solid" underlying first-half results but noted pressure on pricing and currency exchange in the period. 

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Dean Best | 10 Apr 2018

In February, we reported Tyson Foods had sold its Kettle business, one of a series of non-protein disposals at the US meat giant. But the company would not disclose the buyer. This week, the new owner of the asset disclosed the deal.

Dean Best | 21 Mar 2016

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