Our story

Our story

Kenyon Produce (KP) begins selling jams, sugar and pickles.

1853

Kenyon Son & Craven
established

1891
Biscuit maker, Meredith & Drew, moves into crisps with a new factory in Ashby

Biscuit maker, Meredith & Drew, moves into crisps with a new factory in Ashby

1948
title

Launch of KP brand, the first roasted salted nuts (and peanut butter!)

1953

Meredith & Drew acquired
by United Biscuits (UB)

1967

KP acquired by UB

1968
Hula Hoops Launched

Hula Hoops
Launched

1973

KP launches the very first Dry Roasted Peanuts

1982
McCoys Launched

Launch of
McCoy's crisps

1985

POM-BEAR introduced
to the UK market for
the first time

1990

Success of POM-BEAR leads to a new UK factory in Corby

1992

Derwent Valley
Foods acquired by
UB

1993

Union Snack in
Tanfield joins
Intersnack, bringing the first US pretzels to the UK

2007
NikNaks  & Wheat Crunchies acquired from Golden Wonder

NikNaks &
Wheat Crunchies
acquired from
Golden Wonder

2007

80-year old family nut
firm, Percy Dalton,
joins Intersnack UK

2009

Penn State relaunched as ‘the home of Classic American snacks’

2012

KP Snacks is established as a separate business within United Biscuits

2012


Relaunch of Phileas Fogg

2013

Jan 25th 2013
KP acquired by Intersnack

2013

Intersnack UK and KP integrate to become one KP Snacks business

2014
Pop Corn

Dec 2014
KP Snacks takes control
of Largo Foods UK

2014
Slough

Sep 2015
KP HQ moves to Slough

2015
Hellaby

Aug 2015
New KP nuts factory opens at Hellaby

2015
McCoy’s

Relaunch for McCoy’s Crisps

2016