Associated British Foods

ABF plans to build a new bakery at the former British Sugar site in Bardney. Image courtesy of Alan Murray-Rust

ABF plans new bakery

By James Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced plans to open a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

Kingsmill owner ABF has announced a rise in operating profits

ABF posts growth ahead of end of year results

By James Ridler

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) operating profits will be ahead of last year, according to its trading update released today (September 12).

Allied Bakeries’ sales volumes have risen, according to ABF

ABF results: Allied Bakeries boosts sales volumes

By Alice Foster

Allied Bakeries has managed to boost sales volumes but continues to experience ‘pricing challenges’, according to a trading update from parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

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By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers must ensure their products continue to meet the needs of retailers and consumers or they risk a Kingsmill-style delisting, according to category management specialist Bridgethorne.

Allied Bakeries' revenues and profit will both be up on last year, predicted ABF

Grocery and Primark offset poor sugar prices for ABF

By Michael Stones

Strong profit performances by Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) grocery and ingredients divisions and Primark will help to offset lower sugar prices and currency factors, predicted the food giant in a trading update today (September 8).

Allied Bakeries brands include Kingsmill

Allied Bakeries plant closure plan could hit 170 jobs

By Rod Addy

The closure of Allied Bakeries’ Orpington plant in Kent threatens up to 170 jobs and local MP Jo Johnson has demanded answers from Allied’s parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Silver Spoon sales were 'well behind' last year but Primark and Grocery shined

ABF: Sugar slump offset by Primark and grocery

By Michael Stones

A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.

ABF reported that weak sugar prices had been offset by a strong performance from its Primark clothing business

Associated British Foods results undermined by sugar

By Michael Stones

Weak sugar prices will be offset by a strong performance of its budget clothing business Primark, according to Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) pre-close trading statement, covering the first half of its financial year to March 1 2014.

Tea sales were strong at ABF during its first financial quarter

ABF growth dampened by sugar price drop

By Rod Addy

Plunging world sugar prices hampered sales growth for Associated British Foods (ABF) in the first quarter of its current financial year, but its Twinings and Allied Bakeries brands delivered strong performances.

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