EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

2 Sisters Food Group

2 Sisters Food Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: East Anglia; East of England
Location of affected unit(s): Flixton, Thetford, Scunthorpe


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.12 - Processing and preserving of poultry meat
Number Employed: 18000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-03-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 26-03-2020
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The 2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based food manufacturer, has announced that it is creating more than 100 permanent and temporary positions across the UK in factory operative and logistics roles.

The business expansion is mainly caused by the increasing demand for food products in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, and by the absence of large groups of existing employees due to illness or to the need for self-isolation. The company’s chief executive officer has launched the recruitment drive in a video message shared on social media, while 2 Sisters Food Group specified that selected applicants can be hired immediately.

The 2 Sisters Food Group is one of the largest food manufacturers in the UK and it also owns production facilities in Ireland, The Netherlands and Poland.