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Perkins Foods is creating 69 jobs at a new £7.5m Fresh-Pak egg preparation and mayonnaise factory in Barnsley, which is due to open in December.
Perkins Frozen Foods is considering plans to close a factory in Penrith with the loss of 90 jobs, in order to relocate its burger and ribs business.
Perkins Foods, the manufacturer of chilled and frozen convenience foods, is to undergo a £230m management buy-out with the backing of ABN Amro.
Perkins Foods is investing up to £23m to acquire a Dutch chilled and frozen poultry company and a French chilled salads company, and is now seeking manufacturing bases in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Perkins Frozen Foods is to invest £2.5m in its poultry products business with the creation of 200 jobs, and is due to open a new factory in Cleator Moor over the next few weeks.
Perkins Foods is to acquire two French chilled food companies - Fraisnor and Traditions d'Asie - for £13m, in order to expand its European distribution network.
Perkins Foods has acquired Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods for £9.7m, its second acquisition in the chilled foods sector in three months.
Perkins Foods has acquired Le Magicien Vert, the French chilled convenience foods company, for an initial £4.5m.
Perkins Foods is selling its fresh produce business to Greenery International of the Netherlands for £124m, in order to focus on chilled and frozen foods.
Perkins Foods is selling Champifri Holland, the frozen mushroom producer, and its 49% stake in Prochamp, the canned mushroom concern, for a total £4m.