As KP Snacks doesn't exist in its most recognisable form any longer, and indeed didn't prior to Intersnack's takeover because it had already been taken over by United Biscuits, it is a complicated company to write a history for, so we will keep it simple. The main Crisps subsidiaries created by KP have their own pages:
The rest of KP's range are so well known in the UK that we would obviously want to include them somewhere. As most are snack ranges rather than Crisps, and the remainder have just a couple of flavours, we thought it would make sense to lump them together under Intersnack's umbrella branding: KP Snacks.
Kenyon Produce, as KP was originally known, was a father and son operation that opened in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in 1853. They originally produced sweets, jam and pickles.
By the early 1990s, the company was known as Kenyon & Son and Craven Ltd. The company became roasted and salted nut specialists, and remain that way today.
The company dominated the cinema snack market during the golden age of film and by the early 1950s they were Britain's foremost salty nut and snack producer supplier.
The company was taken over by United Biscuits in 1968, but the KP subsidiary continued to expand into the specialist Crisps and Snacks market.
In 2012, for a reported half a billion pounds, the company was sold to German snack and food distribution specialists Intersnack.
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