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This article is about Kerry Group. For Kerry Properties, see Kerry Properties.

Kerry Group plc is a public food company headquartered in Ireland. It is quoted on the Dublin ISEQ and London stock exchanges.

Kerry's Main Factory in Listowel

History[edit]

Kerry was founded in 1972 in Listowel, County Kerry as a private company with three shareholders - state-owned Dairy Disposal Company (42.5%), a Federation of eight small farmer co-operatives in Kerry (42.5%) and Erie Casein Company Inc. from the US (15%).[2]

In March 2004, the company bought the Quest Food Ingredients Group, a food ingredients business, for US$440 million.[3] Then in August 2005, the company acquired Noon Products, a supplier of Indian and Thai ready meals, for £124m.[4]

In September 2012, the company acquired Cargill Flavor Systems, a manufacturer of food flavouring, for $230 million.[5]

In February 2015 the company acquired Rollover, a supplier of hot dogs.[6] Then in October 2015 the company acquired Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis and Wellmune, three businesses in the US taste and nutrition sector, for US$735 million.[7]

Operations[edit]

Headquartered in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, the Group employs over 26,000 people in its manufacturing, sales and technical centres worldwide.[2] Kerry's global headquarters is in Naas, County Kildare at the groups' €100 million Global Technology and Innovation Centre which employs 900 people.[8] Kerry supplies over 15,000 foods, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide.[2] Kerry is a member of the European Flavour Association.[9]

Business structure[edit]

The Group is divided into several business areas: ingredients and flavours, consumer foods and agribusiness.[2]

Notable brands[edit]

Brands include:[10]

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