Saturday August 8, 2020

Is the end in sight for the Kerry Group co-op?

Getting the mooted liquidation over the line may lead to divisions between farmers whose interests differ

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
2nd August, 2020
The number of directors from the co-op on the company’s board has shrunk and their stake has fallen, a reflection of the transformation from its dairy heritage to a €20 billion company

Twenty years ago, a book on the history of the Kerry Group was published, charting its rise from a small farmers’ cooperative society in Listowel to a global food powerhouse.

The Kerry Way, written by James Kennelly, an Irish-American academic, didn’t quite envisage just how much the company would change in the two decades since.

Over the years, the influence of Kerry farmers on the publicly-listed Kerry Group has diminished. The number...

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