News

Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

Cranswick eclipses international food waste reduction target

24th September 2020

Cranswick plc. has surpassed the Champions 12.3 Target set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to halve food waste and loss by 2030; instead achieving a 61% reduction in edible food waste across the business in under three years. The reduction represents the elimination of over 4,216 tonnes of food waste, and waste now accounts for just 0.4% of total food produced.

Three award wins at the Meat Management Industry Awards.

17th September 2020

​We are thrilled to announce that Cranswick have won in three categories at this years Meat Management Industry Awards! Our Sainsburys TtD British Pork Crackling Roast Joint from our Fresh Pork site in Preston, Hull was named winner in the category ‘Best Pork Product’. The Aldi Specially Selected Butter Basted Roast Chicken Breast from our Convenience site at Barnsley, was named winner in the category ‘Best Poultry Product’. Furthermore, we are ecstatic that Cranswick PLC was also named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Adam Couch joins new Trade Advisory Group on Agri-Food

8th September 2020

We are proud to announce that Adam Couch, our CEO, has been asked to join the recently formed trade advisory groups (TAGs) by International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss.

World Environment Day 2020 "Time for Nature"

5th June 2020

​ World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Previous themes have included awareness on beating air pollution and 2018's theme on beating plastic pollution was where we started to see Second Nature gain traction and become a foundation within Cranswick. (World Environment Day 2018)

Cranswick Supports Community Coronavirus Responses

7th May 2020

COVID-19 has changed our world in a matter of weeks. Our colleagues at Cranswick are not only rising to the challenge of producing food for the nation; they are doing their bit to fight food poverty during the lockdown amid growing community needs. 

Cranswick shortlisted for two Grocer Gold Awards

30th April 2020

  We submitted our entries to The Grocer Gold Awards just as the world changed, in the “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” and “Waste Not Want Not” categories. We’re extremely thrilled to reveal the good news that we have been shortlisted, alongside Co-op, Tesco, Company Shop, Waitrose and other leading businesses.   

Cranswick awarded Tier 1 status by BBFAW

3rd April 2020

We are proud to announce that Cranswick has been awarded the highest performance ranking of Tier 1 in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for the fourth consecutive year. Consolidating our position in tier 1, whilst also seeing an continued improved score on last year’s BBFAW Benchmark. This can be attributed to improvements in 'Performance Reporting and Impact' and 'Innovation and Leadership'.

Help us feed the nation!

26th March 2020

We have vacancies at all of our sites to help feed the nation during the Covid-19 crisis.  See below for more information. 

Cranswick take home top prize at Food Management Today Awards!

18th March 2020

We are thrilled to have won the Food Manufacturer of the Year at the recent Food Management Today Awards! Adam Couch, CEO,, said: “To be recognised as Food Manufacturer of the Year is a real privilege and we are very proud to win this accolade. I am incredibly proud of all of the hard work and dedication from colleagues across the business and this gives them the recognition they deserve for all of their efforts in making Cranswick such a great company to be involved in.”

Cranswick wins at Institute of Meat Awards

25th February 2020

We are pleased to announce that Cranswick were recognised by the Institute of Meat at their recent awards ceremony. Two of our apprentices were also recognised by the industry;

Acquisition of leading pig farm business

11th February 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the Buckle family’s pig farming and rearing operation as well as their 50% share of the White Rose Farms Limited pig production joint venture set up by Cranswick and the Buckle family in 2018.  The enlarged business, to be known as White Rose Farms, specialises in the production of Red Tractor assured pigs in Yorkshire and will supply approx. 2,500 pigs per week into Preston.

Gourmet Sausage Team up for Team of the Year!

10th February 2020

We're proud to announce that the New Product Development team at Cranswick Gourmet Sausage has been shortlisted in the Food Manufacture Site Team of the Year Awards! Not only has the team launched 93 products in 12 months (some of which have since won recognised Industry awards), they've played a key role in switching packaging from black to clear trays to reduce plastic going to landfill.

CRANSWICK AWARDED CDP GRADE C ON JOURNEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

23rd January 2020

At Cranswick, we have been working hard to take climate action. To go faster and galvanize our low carbon transition we have again disclosed to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) on our journey to environmental leadership. The CDP submission includes responses on governance, risk, disclosure, strategy, targets, emissions reduction initiatives and value chain engagement. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a CDP grade C.

Acquisition of premium outdoor pig farming business

17th December 2019

We are pleased to announce that the business has acquired Packington Pork Limited from the Mercer family.