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ABF rules out sale of UK bread arm Allied Bakeries

5 Nov 2019

John Bason, Associated British Foods' finance director, discussed the UK-based group's under-pressure bread business with just-food today (5 November).

Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 Sep 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.

Associated British Foods snaps up US baker Anthony's Goods

10 Sep 2019

Associated British Foods has acquired a fledgling US supplier of bakery products from almond flour to coconut oil.

ABF subsidiary to close Askey's confectionery facility in UK

21 Aug 2019

Associated British Foods-owned sugar company Silver Spoon has revealed the fate of its Askey's ice cream cone facility in the UK.

Jobs at risk as Allied Bakeries plans to halt production at UK site

18 Jun 2019

UK bread maker Allied Bakeries, part of the Associated British Foods, group, has announced it is to cease production at one of its UK sites.

ABF replaces UK bakery arm MD Jon Jenkins amid "challenging market conditions"

14 Jun 2019

The UK's Allied Bakeries, owned by conglomerate Associated British Foods, has made changes to its top management team.

Associated British Foods loses major private-label contract

24 Apr 2019

Associated British Foods, the UK-based bread-to-ethnic-cuisine supplier, has disclosed it has lost a notable own-label contract within its domestic business.

ABF impacted by Brexit uncertainty, says finance chief 

25 Feb 2019

Associated British Foods (ABF) has spoken out on the effect Brexit, the UK's departure from the EU on 29 March, is having on its operations.

ABF's UK bakery business posts another year of losses

6 Nov 2018

Losses at Associated British Foods' branded UK bakery business continue to mount amid persistent pricing pressures in the country's bread category.

ABF reveals Yumi's Quality Foods acquisition

6 Nov 2018

UK-based food and ingredients supplier Associated British Foods has revealed it has acquired an Australian hummus maker.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

ABF, Goodman Fielder 'eyeing Australian baker Allied Pinnacle'

6 Jul 2018

Associated British Foods and Goodman Fielder are reported to be ready to make bids for Australia-based bakery business Allied Pinnacle.

ABF's Neill's Flour expands with new Belfast facility

29 May 2018

Northern Ireland's Neill's Flour has made a "significant investment" and expanded its operations by taking a 16,000 sq ft unit in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

UK food companies issue pledges on plastics

26 Apr 2018

Food manufacturers operating in the UK, including Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods plc, today (26 April) set out a series of pledges on plastics, including ending the use of single-use plastics by 2025.

Earnings summary - Danone keeps 2018 guidance as Q1 sales rise 4.9%; Abbott infant nutrition sales up in Q1; ABF H1 profits drop due to disposals; meat group Toennies sees sales rise

18 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part one - what's fuelling the growth?

11 Apr 2018

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market.

ABF eyes protein trend with new Ryvita line; Kerry adds chicken sausages to Richmond range; Weetabix On The Go Kids cereal drink debuts in April; Sonic Drive-In brands hit US stores

6 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

ABF chairman Charles Sinclair to step down

22 Feb 2018

Charles Sinclair, the chairman of Kingsmill, Patak's and Ryvita owner Associated British Foods, is to step down from the role in April.

ADM, Bunge silent on 'takeover talks'

5 Feb 2018

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly in advanced talks to buy fellow US-based, agri-food giant Bunge.

Earnings summary - ABF sees FY grocery margin improvement; Bakkavor expects 4.6% uptick in revenues; HKScan predicts EBIT loss

18 Jan 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Quorn vegan slices feature in product push; JBS' 1953 range of prime cuts; ABF's low-sugar Jordans granola

5 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Nestle Galak Passatempo bar; Kallo's protein lentil cakes; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream bits; Cook's Pantry sauces

14 Dec 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

From UK bread woe to overseas gains and M&A moves - Associated British Foods FD John Bason on 2016/17 and year ahead - interview

9 Nov 2017

Associated British Foods' grocery basket had something of a mixed 2016/17 financial year. Dean Best spoke to finance director John Bason about challenges at home, progress overseas, recent M&A and the year ahead.

Associated British Foods to close UK sports nutrition plant

7 Nov 2017

Associated British Foods is to shut one of the two UK sports nutrition factories it acquired earlier this year.

Associated British Foods baking subsidiary to close UK depot 

2 Oct 2017

Associated British Foods is to close its a UK bakery distribution depot.

Associated British Foods launches Ryvita Rye Cakes

2 Oct 2017

Associated British Foods has launched a range of wholegrain snacks in the UK under its Ryvita brand.

ABF buys Italian balsamic vinegar firm Acetum

11 Sep 2017

Associated British Foods, the owner of brands including Jordans cereal and Tip Top bread, has acquired Italian balsamic vinegar supplier Acetum.

ABF expects to see GBP85m gain from weak pound after Brexit

11 Sep 2017

Associated British Foods noted in an earnings update that weakness in the pound linked to the decision to exit the European Union will translate into an GBP85m (US$112m) benefit for the financial year ending 16 September, much of which arose in the first three quarters.

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