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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...

Analysis: Bridgepoint should look at Burton's

Burton's Biscuit Co., the UK firm behind brands including Maryland cookies and Jammie Dodgers, is up for sale. The first round of bidding ha...

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

Hovis eyes Leicester bakery closure 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

UK bread maker Hovis has put forward plans to close a plant in Leicester to "simplify" its production network.


ABF launches Kingsmill Great White rolls in UK 14 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Allied Bakeries, the bread business of Associated British Foods, has extended its line of Kingsmill Great White fibre-added bread with the addition of rolls to the line.


Silver Spoon sugar sours ABF grocery sales 10 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Associated British Foods today (10 July) reported a fall in third-quarter sales from its grocery arm due to the loss of contracts from its Silver Spoon retail sugar business.


Tabasco launches Louisiana-inspired sauces 19 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Tabasco, the pepper sauce brand, is launching four Louisiana-inspired sauces and marinades in the UK.


UPDATE: ABF confirms Dorset Cereals buy 5 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods has confirmed market rumours that the firm struck a deal to acquire the Dorset Cereals brand from Wellness Foods.

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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