Archive: Kerry Group - how a company defined a region

In 1972, a group of canny farmers backed the establishment of Kerry Co-op. But, some believe a division is now developing between farmers with Kerry shares and those without

26th February, 2017

Sitting in Dublin’s plush Intercontinental Hotel, listening to outgoing Kerry Group chief executive Stan McCarthy giving his last annual results briefing, it’s hard not to recall a very different conversation some weeks previously.

Behind McCarthy, figures flash by on a huge flat-screen TV as he details the ongoing progress of one of Ireland’s greatest ever corporate success stories. For a venture born out of farming in Co Kerry, the numbers are...

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