Grampian Country Foods, the Livingston-based food processing company with 17,500 staff, has been acquired by Vion of the Netherlands.
Grampian Country Foods, the meat and poultry supplier with 25,000 staff, is expected to receive takeover bids from Vion of the Netherlands, Sadia of Brazil and US-based private equity firm CCMP.
Grampian Country Foods is to close its poultry processing factory in Attleborough, Norfolk, next February, with the loss of about 300 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is considering plans to close its chicken processing factory in Banff with the loss of up to 140 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed about 400 jobs at its factory in Ashton, Manchester, in May, in order to transfer production of cooked meats to Malton in North Yorkshire.
Grampian Country Foods is planning to close its meat processing factory at Whitchurch in Shropshire, with the loss of up to 87 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed a further 60 of the 900 jobs at its meat processing plant near Haverhill by the end of May.
Grampian Country Foods is to stop producing frozen chickens at its factory at Bucksburn in Aberdeen in January, with the loss of up to 111 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is planning to close its headquarters in Leeds next month, in order to relocate an unspecified number of the 80 staff back to Edinburgh.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed up to 86 of the 1,000 jobs at its meat processing plant near Haverhill.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed up to 80 jobs at its chicken processing plant in Banff.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed 200 of the 420 jobs at its poultry processing plant on the Llangefni Industrial Estate in Anglesey.
Grampian Country Pork is to close its meat products factory at Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, in June with the loss of 380 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed 135 agency jobs at its food processing plant in Doncaster.
Grampian Country Foods is to invest £16m in the expansion of its meat processing plant at Broxburn near Edinburgh with the creation of 200 jobs, but 330 jobs will be lost with the closure of its factory in Buckie.
Grampian Country Foods has shed 50 of the 500 jobs at its Welsh Country Foods meat processing plant in Gaerwen.
Grampian Country Foods is to restart production at the Harris Quality Bacon factory in Winsford next month, and the site will eventually employ more than 400 staff.
Grampian Country Foods is to close its meat processing factory in Spalding with the loss of 138 jobs, as well as its chicken factory near Uckfield with the loss of 485 jobs.
Grampian has acquired St Merryn, the meat products supplier with 2,000 staff and plants in Cornwall and South Wales.
Grampian Country Foods is seeking permission from Vale Royal Borough Council to rebuild the former Harris Bacon factory in Winsford, which could create up to 400 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods has received a £55m equity investment from Bank of Scotland, and some of the funding may be used for the overseas expansion of its poultry processing operations.
Grampian Country Foods is to close its poultry processing plant at Newbridge in Edinburgh with the loss of 550 jobs, in order to relocate the work to its Coupar Angus site.
Grampian Country Foods has acquired Golden Foods International, the Thailand-based chicken products manufacturer, from Wessanen for undisclosed terms, in order to gain a foothold in Asia.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed 130 jobs at its meat processing business in Newbridge, Lothian.
Grampian Country Foods is to buy Malton Foods, the pigmeat processor, from Uniq for about £20m.
Grampian Country Foods is to close its North Country Poultry factory in Garstang in December with the loss of 240 jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is in discussions with Aberdeenshire Council about plans to double the size of its chicken products plant in Banff, which could involve hundreds of new jobs.
Grampian Country Foods is seeking permission to convert its chicken processing site on the edge of Edinburgh into a business park, which would involve the relocation of its factory to a greenfield site, possibly in West Lothian.
Grampian Country Foods is to shed 500 of the 1,200 jobs at its chicken processing factory at Newbridge, near Edinburgh, but 110 extra staff will be recruited at its sites in Coupar Angus, Perth and Kinross.
Grampian Country Foods is to cut at least 600 jobs at plants throughout the country next month, due to reduced output in its pigmeat processing business.