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Comment: Kingsmill "youth" appeal bodes well

In the UK branded bakery space, Associated British Foods-owned Kingsmill has youth appeal. The brand, which is operated by ABF's bakery unit...

Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

Deal or no deal: Experts split on Dorset Cereals

Toward the end of last week Kellogg, Weetabix and Associated British Foods were all named as potential suitors looking to buy UK cereal bran...

Focus: ABF aims to halt sliced white decline in UK

White bread sales are the largest component of the UK bakery sector. But sales of white bread are in structural decline. Associated British...

Latest Interviews

Interview: ABF expects growth in grocery, Primark 6 Nov 2013

Katy Askew

Concern over the outlook for Associated British Foods' sugar business has weighed on the company's share price in spite of a jump in full-year earnings. While the outlook for sugar remains challenging, ABF expects an upswing at its grocery and Primark businesses to continue to propel profits in the coming year, FD John Bason tells just-food.


Amy's Kitchen sets out international mission 15 May 2013

Dean Best

Amy's Kitchen, the US frozen-food, organic and free-from business, is a quarter of a century old this year but there is a passion - almost a sense of mission - one would normally associate with a start-up. Dean Best spoke to co-owner Amy Berliner and European commercial director Damien Threadgold about the company's plans.

Latest News

AB Sugar-backed report calls for action on obesity 14 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

A report published backed and funded by Associated British Foods' AB Sugar arm has called for tougher measures to tackle obesity, including making the Responsibility Deal law.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 29 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.


UPDATE: Real Good Food to take sugar spat to EU 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The Real Good Food Co. will take its complaint against Associated British Foods' sugar business, British Sugar, to Brussels after the UK's competition authority declined to investigate the row.


Watchdog not to investigate RGF, ABF pricing row 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The UK's competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority, will not launch an investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour lodged against the sugar arm of Associated British Foods by The Real Good Food Co.


Australia, US to drive ABF grocery profit growth 8 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Associated British Foods is set to see a rise in annual operating profit from its grocery business amid improved performances from operations in Australia and the US.

Latest blogs

FMCG veteran Kankiwala joins Hovis as chairman 20 May 2014

Dean Best

UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.

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