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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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).

Follow Bridgethorne's tips to avoid a Tesco delisting

How to avoid a supermarket delisting

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.

The UK bread market remained 'intensely competitive' with 'some pressure on margins', said ABF

ABF results: sugar down, Primark shines

By Mike Stones

The performance of Associated British Foods’ (ABF’s) sugar division has disappointed City analysts, while its Primark business continues to shine.

ABF's grocery division posted third quarter growth of 7%, thanks to Allied Bakeries' deal to supply 4,000 Co-op stores

Allied Bakeries’ Co-op deal boosts ABF grocery results

By Mike Stones

Allied Bakeries’ deal to supply bread to Co-op stores has helped the grocery division of its parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) achieve 7% growth in the third quarter of its financial year.

A strong performance from its sugar business contributed to overall growth at ABF

Sugar boosts growth at Associated British Foods

By Dan Colombini

Higher sugar prices have lead to “encouraging” growth at Associated British Foods (ABF), according to city analysts, after the firm announced its latest financial results for the period ending January 7.

Jordans takes on the big players

Jordans takes on the big players

By Rick Pendrous

Jordans & Ryvita Company plans to raise the profile of its 'conservation grade' ingredient credentials over the next 12 months and steal market share from bigger players such as Nestlé and Kellogg.Paul Murphy, chief executive of the niche...

Meet the Master Baker

Meet the Master Baker

By Rick Pendrous

Reconciling retailers' expectations of a constant flow of exciting new products with the constraints of production lines has been a dilemma for plant bakers for many years.

ABF 'bad news' no worse than expected: analysts

ABF 'bad news' no worse than expected: analysts

By Anne Bruce

The “bad news was no worse than expected” said analysts, after Associated British Foods (ABF) posted its third quarter trading update to June 25 2011 this morning.

Allied Bakeries invests in Burgen brand

Allied Bakeries invests in Burgen brand

By Ben Bouckley

Bakery and bakery product supplier Allied Bakeries is investing £200,000 in its healthy bread brand Burgen, following recent category sales growth.

Sugar beet crop

English weather subdues ABF trading

By Ben Bouckley

Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest

ABF acquires Patak’s

ABF acquires Patak’s

By Rod Addy

Associated British Foods (ABF) may have paid substantially less than the £200M speculated by the press for Indian food business Patak’s, according...


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