Cranswick plc (LSE: CWK) is a large British producer of foods and pet products.

The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The company was founded by Jim Bloom, Mike Field and twenty-one other East Riding of Yorkshire farmers producing pig feed in 1974 under the name Cranswick Mill.

It subsequently diversified into food production.

It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993.

It also diversified into pet products in 1993 with the purchase of George Buckton.

In 2001 it acquired Continental Fine Foods, in 2005 it bought Perkins Chilled Foods for £81 million and in 2006 it acquired Delico, a cooked meats producer, for £18 million.

Source: Wikipedia