Star Wars, 2 Sisters and investment lead week’s news

By Laurence Gibbons

- Last updated on GMT

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A £70M acquisition, 2 Sisters Food Group and Star Wars all feature in our selection of the week’s top food and drink manufacturing news.

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William Jackson Food Group had a good week, as it launched plans to double its current turnover to £600M.

Since 2012, the firm which is the parent company to Aunt Bessie’s and Abel & Cole has witnessed a growth rate of 54%.

Also having a positive week was Lotus Bakeries which acquired Urban Fresh Foods for £70M.

There was also good news for Abergavenny Fine Foods after it received planning permission to rebuild its fire damaged site.

Star Wars

Meanwhile, Fox’s Biscuits launched its Star Wars branded products as the latest instalment of the movie franchise ‘The Force Awakens’ hit cinemas.


There was less than fortunate news for Asda, after one of its lorries crashed, sending boxes of alcohol and soft drinks across the carriageway of the A60 in Nottinghamshire.

The retailer was also forced to recall its curry sauce dip because it contained undeclared cheese.

Also hitting the headlines was 2 Sisters Food Group, which posted sales and profit down.


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