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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ABF launches Jordans cereal bars in France

19 Sep 2016

Associated British Foods has taken its Jordans cereal brand into France's cereal bar market.

ABF grocery posts increased H1 profits

19 Apr 2016

First-half profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business have risen on the back of market share growth in its UK bakery business and cost efficiencies in other parts of the unit, despite a fall in sales.

Associated British Foods sees progress in grocery margins

22 Feb 2016

Associated British Foods said today (22 February) it expects a dip in first-half sales from its grocery business but said it seen "progress" on margins.

What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers

7 May 2015

The annual results from UK grocer Sainsbury's have underlined the pressure mainstream supermarkets in the country are facing as discounters continue to gain market share.

ABF grocery profits jump despite soft sales

4 Nov 2014

Associated British Foods said today (4 November) that full-year profits from its grocery division jumped by one-fifth, despite a dip in underlying sales during the period.

UK: Jordans founders take control of European Oat Millers

8 Sep 2014

The founders of UK cereal group Jordans have taken full control of private-label supplier European Oat Millers.

UK: Watchdog opens case on ABF's Dorset Cereals buy

11 Aug 2014

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

UPDATE: UK: ABF confirms Dorset Cereals buy

5 Jun 2014

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

On the money: ABF outperform but doubts remain over 2012

9 Nov 2011

Associated British Foods (ABF) annual results came in ahead of expectations, but analysts have said question marks remain over 2012.

Talking shop: The top tips for online retail in the UK

25 Oct 2011

That the online channel is growing - and growing quickly - in the UK, is news to hardly anyone. However, online still accounts for under 4% of grocery sales in the country. For all its growth, the sector is still evolving and there is much manufacturers and retailers can learn to ensure they take a chunk of a channel that is set to see sales almost double by 2016. just-food presents ten things to consider when operating in the online sector.

UK: Food business boosts ABF FY trading

12 Sep 2011

Annual sales and profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business are expected to have risen over the last 12 months, the UK-based company said today (12 September).

UK: "Strong" Jordans, Ryvita sales boost ABF grocery

14 Jul 2011

Associated British Foods today (14 July) cited "strong" sales from its Jordans and Ryvita brands as the UK-based company reported a 6% increase in quarterly sales from its grocery business.

Best bits: Premier, PepsiCo, Ralcorp grab attention amid Q1s

3 May 2011

After consecutive four-day weekends here in the UK, this column again arrives on a Tuesday, adding to the 'what-is-the-day-today?' feeling here at just-food Towers today.

The just-food management briefing - sustainable packaging - recycling

26 Apr 2011

Part two of our management briefing on sustainable packaging focuses on recycled material. As Jonathan Thomas writes, recycled products are central to the sector but the amount they are used differs by material, while competition from other products and safety issues could have an impact on future growth.

UK: Weak sterling helps ABF sales

15 Jan 2009

Associated British Foods today (15 January) reported strong first-quarter sales with sugar and grocery revenues boosted by the low value of the sterling.

In the Spotlight - Associated British Foods

5 Nov 2008

With a considerably improved set of full-year results, Associated British Foods (ABF) has brought vitality to a sector that has been somewhat battered by the deteriorating economic climate. While Primark, ABF’s discount clothing unit, has reaped the benefits of the downturn, the company has focused on returning its bakery unit to profitability and building a strong foundation of grocery brands. Clearly, this strategy is starting to pay off. Dean Best reports.

UK: Pricing lifts ABF profits

8 Sep 2008

Associated British Foods has seen an increase in annual profits as surging commodity costs drove price increases at its grocery unit and consumers increasingly turned to Primark, the UK firm’s budget clothing chain.

UK: Jordans muesli gets new look

31 Jul 2008

Natural cereal company Jordans is relaunching its muesli range with the addition of a new variant.

Top stories on just-food this week - 6 June

6 Jun 2008

Europe’s milk strikes have dominated our news pages this week after farmers from France to Austria demanded higher prices. The dispute, alongside the UN's call for higher food production and demands in the US for the removal of food colours from products, were among the top ten stories on just-food over the last seven days.

UK: ABF strikes Jordans, Ryvita merger

2 Jun 2008

Associated British Foods has taken control of UK cereal maker Jordans with an agreement to merge its Ryvita crispbread business with the company.

UK: Jordans launches cereal for men

8 Feb 2008

UK cereal manufacturer Jordans has launched Macho Muesli, a concept cereal targeting British male consumers.

UK: Ex-Green & Black's exec joins Jordans

7 Feb 2008

Jordans Cereals has named Carol Welch, formerly of Green & Black's and Cadbury Schweppes, as marketing and innovation director.

ABF faces questions over bakery despite rising profits

6 Nov 2007

Associated British Foods, the UK food giant, today (6 November) booked a set of robust annual results driven by diverse parts of its business, from sugar to clothing retail. However, bakery, a sector that is central to ABF's history, remains a problem. Could these problems lead ABF to sell the business? Dean Best reports.

UK: Rising profits fail to buoy ABF shares

6 Nov 2007

Shares in Associated British Foods dipped this morning (6 November) despite rising annual profits, as the UK group issued a note of caution on rising commodity costs.

UPDATE - UK: ABF buys stake in cereal firm Jordans

14 Sep 2007

Associated British Foods is looking to boost the international sales of UK organic cereal business Jordans, in which the group has bought a 20% stake.

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