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Faccenda Foods’ Gender Pay Report Published

March 29, 2018

We have published details of the gender pay gap at Faccenda Foods.  Our Gender Pay report includes the headline statistics, a short commentary and an overview of the actions we are taking to close any gap.

Joint venture creates Avara Foods: the newest fresh poultry company in the UK

January 31, 2018

Avara Foods, a joint venture between Cargill’s fresh chicken business in the UK and Faccenda’s fresh chicken, turkey and duck business, has been unveiled as the latest major player in the UK poultry sector. The new joint venture, which follows Competition and Market Authority (CMA) approval in December, will be a 50/50 shared ownership between Cargill and Faccenda.Avara Foods is a major UK employer bringing together 6,000 people in a…

Faccenda Foods beats tough market to post solid results

January 5, 2018

Brackley, UK – Faccenda Foods, one of the UK’s leading food companies, has filed annual results for the 2017 financial year. While top line growth was broadly flat, from £523m to £520 million, operating profit rose from £7.7 million to £11.7 million.Despite the challenging market, Faccenda’s continued investment throughout its supply chain, together with a continued focus on greater efficiency and productivity, contributed to improved overall financial performance.Reflecting on the…

Statement Regarding CMA Clearance of our Proposed Joint Venture

December 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have received approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to create a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck. Faccenda Foods will join Cargill’s UK fresh chicken business form the standalone joint venture.We are very pleased with the decision of the CMA and we currently anticipate that we will be operating as a standalone joint venture by end…

Our progress tackling modern slavery

November 27, 2017

In April 2016 we published our modern slavery statement and policy, and our first progress update followed in October of the same year. This update details what further progress we have made in the subsequent 12 months, to minimise the likelihood of unacceptable labour practices occurring in our business or supply chain.