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Cranswick plc is a large British producer of foods and pet products. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

1974 The company was founded by Jim Bloom, Mike Field and twenty-one other East Riding of Yorkshire farmers producing pig feed under the name Cranswick Mill. It subsequently diversified into food production.

1993 It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange

1993 It diversified into pet products with the purchase of George Buckton

2001 Acquired Continental Fine Foods

2005 Acquired Perkins Chilled Foods for £81 million

2006 Acquired Delico, a cooked meats producer for £18 million

2010 Acquired Bowes of Norfolk

The Company is a producer of foods and pet products including fresh pork, gourmet sausages, charcuterie, sandwiches and dry-cured bacon, bird and small animal food, marine fish and aquatic products

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