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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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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. 


Helen Arnold | 25 Jul 2016

Kerry Group's UK consumer foods unit has got its sights set on the country's convenience sector with the launch of a range of spreads under its Kerrymaid brand. 


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Apr 2016

Kerry Group has reported an increase in business volumes of its consumer foods division for the first quarter.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Mar 2016

Kerry Group has announced it is launching a range of frozen ready meals under licence with Men's Health magazine in the UK.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Feb 2016

Kerry Group today (23 February) reported an increase in volume sales from its consumer foods business in 2015 in "deflationary" conditions in Ireland and the UK.


Dean Best | 5 Feb 2016

Kerry Group has extending its dairy-free spreads brand Pure into the UK meals market with the launch of lunchtime and evening dishes.


Katy Askew | 6 Nov 2015

TreeHouse Foods confirmed that it will acquire ConAgra's private brands business for US$2.7bn. Kellogg revealed further declines at its US cereal business. The Kraft Heinz Co. reported its first results as a combined group – and detailed further job cuts. Here are the highlights from just-food this week. 


Dean Best | 16 Oct 2015

Chobani, the US-based yoghurt group, has admitted it is weighing up interest from companies looking at investing in the business - and this week the identity of some purported suitors emerged. Staying in dairy, Vietnam's government is looking to sell its 45% stake in Vinamilk, which dominates much of the growing sector there. And a Friday one-two from Nestle, which cut its forecast for annual sales after a challenging, Maggi-affected third quarter and then confirmed tests in India allow the company to at least resume production of the noodles.


Dean Best | 13 Oct 2015

Kerry Group is "hopeful" it can add to the nine European markets in which it sells cheese brand Cheestrings in 2016, the Ireland-based business has told just-food.


Dean Best | 30 Sep 2015

Companies including Danone, Kerry Group, Singapore-based agribusiness and food group Wilmar International and South Korean business Pulmuone Co. are eyeing Quorn Foods, joining the likes of McCain Foods as possible bidders for the UK meat-free firm.


Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2015

Kerry Group is extending ethnic food brand Sharwood's into the UK frozen ready meals category with the launch of a Takeaway line.


Hannah Abdulla | 21 Sep 2015

This week, Kellogg announced plans to increase its exposure in Africa through a joint-venture with local player, Tolaram Foods. Elsewhere, Tyson Foods was once again in the spotlight over animal abuse allegations. Nestle lost its battle to trademark its KitKat product in the European Court of Justice Midamar pleaded guilty to allegations it mislabeled products for export as halal.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Sep 2015

Kerry Group is preparing to take its Richmond brand of sausages into the UK gluten-free category.

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Dean Best | 21 Mar 2016

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2015

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners.

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