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Focus: Sugar outlook turns sour for ABF

Associated British Foods, the Primark-to-Kingsmill bread group, said today (9 September) its second-half performance came in ahead of expect...

Comment: ABF's grocery basket remains mixed

The headlines on the mainstream business pages may have talked about a "sales surge" at Primark and sugar profits may be especially sweet bu...

Update: Commodity pressure "a mixed bag" for ABF

Spiralling commodity costs is proving a "mixed bag" for Associated British Foods, the UK's group's finance director has told just-food, with...

The market is wrong on Tesco - but right on ABF

Just as political opinion polls can be misleading, so can the polls run each day in the world's financial districts - those listing the rise...

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.


The just-food interview - John Bason, ABF 22 Nov 2010

Dean Best

Investor and media attention may often focus on growing fashion retail chain Primark but owner Associated British Foods has an extensive grocery business in markets like the UK, the US and Australia. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best spoke to ABF finance director John Bason about the recent changes within the group's grocery division, its performance and the prospect of having to face rising commodity costs.

Latest News

Watchdog opens case on ABF's Dorset Cereals buy 11 Aug 2014

Dean Best

The UK's competition watchdog is investigating Associated British Foods' planned acquisition of Dorset Cereals.


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.


Kellogg, Weetabix, ABF "eye Dorset Cereals" 4 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg, Weetabix and Associated British Foods are reportedly eyeing UK cereal business Dorset Cereals.


ABF sees positive performances in UK, Australia 11 Jul 2013

Dean Best

Associated British Foods today (11 July) reported a 7% increase in third-quarter sales from its grocery business, helped by parts of its UK and Australian units.


What the analysts say - Grocery as expected at ABF 23 Apr 2013

Dean Best

Beyond the continued growth of Associated British Foods' discount clothing chain Primark, the UK-based group's grocery business generally met expectations in the first half of the year.

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