Oscar Mayer

Our Vision

To be dedicated, focused and aligned to the customers we serve.

  • Building and developing a highly motivated, skilled and stable workforce within a culture of empowerment, openness and trust.
  • Investing for the long-term in leading edge and energy efficient technologies.
  • Working in true partnership with our customers to better meet consumer needs into the future.

What We Do

We specialise in making and developing retailer label prepared foods for the top UK grocery retailers across our 4 modern, well invested sites. We are committed to supplying outstanding quality, value and service to all our customers.

Our people

Oscar Mayer’s cornerstone is our people, their loyalty, dedication and long service all contribute to the continuing success of our company.

We employ in excess of 2,000 people across our 4 sites

60% of our employees have given over 10 years of service

We are an equal opportunities employer and are proud of our multicultural working environment.

Investment in our people is the key to our success, the benefits of which are shared with all our staff and include a pension scheme, private health care and the Millie Benefits Club.

  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Legal services
  • Leisure and savings

Our multicultural working environment that has evolved to employ over 15 different nationalities

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Our History

  • 1935
    The Bigwood family open their first butcher shop in South London
  • 1955
    A factory in Camberwell was acquired to support the move into food manufacturing from retail with cooked meats and sausage
  • 1965
    Construction of the Peckham Factory
  • 1980
    John Bigwood becomes Chief Executive
  • 1983
    Acquisition of the Chard site
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  • 1985
    First ready meal production for Sainsbury’s deli counters
  • 1988
    Sainsbury’s pre pack ready meal production
  • 1992
    Chard site dedicated to Sainsbury’s
  • 1993
    Acquisition of Ferndale Foods (Ready Meals)
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  • 1996
    Acquisition of Corsham
  • 1999
    Acquisition of Devizes
  • 2000
    Acquisition of Bexhill
  • 2001
    Acquisition of Rowan Foods (Ready Meals)
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  • 2003
    Sale of cooked meats and sausage business to Danish Crown
  • 2013
    Opening of Millfield site to support the launch of Sainsbury’s Modern Asian range
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  • 2014
    Acquisition of Grantham
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Improving the environmental sustainability of our operations means we are more resilient and enhances the sustainability of Oscar Mayer as a company and, ultimately the products we produce

All of our food waste is diverted away from landfill and towards producing renewable energy through Anaerobic Digestion

Factory energy usage is being reduced

Our water efficiency is improving year on year

Where We Operate

Oscar Mayer

Furnham Road Chard Somerset TA20 1AA

01460 63781

Ferndale Foods

Hailey Road Business Park Erith Kent DA18 4AR

020 8310 7991

Rowan Foods

Ash Road South Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9UG

01978 665500

Oscar Mayer Grantham

Turnpike Close Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 7XU


The Oscar Mayer Group offer a wide variety of employment opportunities across all our sites. Each site is run autonomously and has its own dedicated HR team.

Examples of the types of career opportunities that we offer include:

Manufacturing Management

Food Safety and Technical Management

Commercial and Category Management


Finance including Management Accountants and Purchasing

Human Resources

Graduate Training Scheme

1 Year Sandwich Placements

If you are interested in working for us please submit your CV with a covering letter stating which site you would like to work for and the career type you are interested in. Your CV will be forwarded to the relevant HR team who will contact you if there are any suitable current vacancies within the business.

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Becoming A Supplier

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The Oscar Mayer Group are keen to work with suppliers that can offer our customer’s excellent quality and innovation products. If you believe your products can meet our exacting standards please submit your details using the form below.