EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

2 Sisters Food Group

2 Sisters Food Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; East Wales; Wales
Location of affected unit(s): Merthyr Tydfil


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat
Number Employed: 1100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-11-2016
Planned Job Reductions min: 350
Planned Job Reductions max: 350
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Food production company 2 Sisters Food Group has revealed proposals to cut 350 jobs from its site in Merthyr Tydfil. The company intends to move its meat processing and packaging from the South Wales site to another operation in Cornwall. The plant, which employs over 1,000 people, packs steaks and chops, though it is understood that the slaughter of beef as well as the cutting will continue to take place at the Merthyr Tydfil site. The proposals are currently subject to a 45 day consultation period and final job losses will be known at its conclusion.