Meat firm Pilgrim's UK acquires Randall Parker Foods


By Rod Addy, Food Manufacture (UK)



Meat supplier Pilgrim’s UK has announced the acquisition of lamb processor Randall Parker Foods (RPF) as it continues to expand across the animal protein sector.


RPF’s two manufacturing facilities – an abattoir in Powys processing up to 20,000 lambs a week and a retail packing plant in Andover – would form part of its Dalehead Foods division, Pilgrim's UK said.


All 350 RPF employees, including its management teams, would remain in place under existing terms and conditions, with the business planning to invest further in the two sites.


Pilgrim's UK's US-based parent company Pilgrim's Pride announced its purchase of Kerry Group's consumer meats and meals business in the UK and Ireland in June​​. Pilgrim's Pride acquired pork processor Tulip in 2019​ ​and poultry giant Moy Park in 2017​​.


Dalehead Foods has supplied customers with lamb for more than 40 years and has worked with RPF for almost 30 years. This acquisition connected its lamb supply chain, bringing its farmers and customers closer together, according to Pilgrim's UK.


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