The Fayrefield Foods group of companies was established in 1982 and has grown to include seven companies under the guidance of founder and chairman John Kerr.
October 1984 – Englesea House
J D Kerr establish the head office at the Englesea House
Name changed to Fayrefield
J D Kerr becomes Fayrefield Foods
Collier’s Brand Launch
The idea for the Collier’s brand was sparked by Wales’ proud industrial heritage. Collier’s Powerful Extra Mature Cheddar’s characteristics are those of the Welsh coal miners: reliability, power and integrity.
Fayrefield Group members join
Fayrefield grows to include seven companies. Core activities include dairy commodity trading, cheese packing and retail brand including own label management.
Fayrefield House opens
Fayrefield opens a distribution hub for the Retail and Foodservice business with 4600 pallet spaces of chilled storage and 360 pallet spaces of frozen warehouse storage.
Plant based Food Heaven range launched
To meet consumer demands for more sustainable plant-based food, the Food Heaven brand is launched.
Lizi’s Granola Brand Sold
The transaction sees Pioneer Foods UK (a 100% owned subsidiary of Pioneer Foods) acquiring 100% of the issued share capital of The GoodCarb Food Company, (owner of the Lizi’s granola brand).
2023 investments – New packing lines
The packing operation features four high speed lines, fully automated packing lines. Two vacuum packing production lines for packing deli size 5kg, 2.5kg blocks, and two flow wrapping retail lines providing cut product sizes from 120g to 1.25kg.