Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Location of affected unit(s)
Merthyr Tydfil
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


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.


  • 1 November 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), 2 Sisters Food Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89055, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89055.