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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

The most notable NPD 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.

UK: Kellogg, Weetabix, ABF "eye Dorset Cereals"

4 Apr 2014

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

Interview: ABF expects lower sugar profits offset by grocery, Primark

6 Nov 2013

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.

Focus: Sugar outlook turns sour for ABF

9 Sep 2013

Associated British Foods, the Primark-to-Kingsmill bread group, said today (9 September) its second-half performance came in ahead of expectations. However, shares slid on concerns over the longer-term outlook for its sugar business. As sugar turns sour for ABF, the company could be forced to look elsewhere for growth. Katy Askew reports.

UK: ABF sees positive grocery performances in UK, Australia

11 Jul 2013

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

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.

UK: ABF forecasts flat grocery H1 revenue

25 Feb 2013

Associated British Foods has forecast flat revenue from its grocery division in the first half of its fiscal year amid challenging conditions in bread markets in the UK and Australia.

UK: Grocery profits tumble at ABF

6 Nov 2012

Annual profits from Associated British Foods' grocery business, which includes Kingsmill bread and Jordans cereal, fell 23%, the UK-based group said today (6 November).

Comment: ABF's grocery basket remains mixed

12 Sep 2012

The headlines on the mainstream business pages may have talked about a "sales surge" at Primark and sugar profits may be especially sweet but Associated British Foods' grocery operations have proven a mixed bag in the last 12 months.

UK: Sugar prices boost ABF Q3 revenues

12 Jul 2012

Rising sugar prices in Europe helped boost revenues and offset flat grocery sales for Associated British Foods in its third quarter.

UK: ABF sees profit, revenue growth

27 Feb 2012

A strong performance from its sugar business has helped propel first-half sales and profits growth at Associated British Foods (ABF).

UK: Sugar helps sweeten ABF revenues

19 Jan 2012

A jump in sugar revenues, on the back of high prices, has helped drive sales at Associated British 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.

UK: ABF shares slide on profit forecast cut

27 Apr 2011

Shares in Associated British Foods tumbled in morning trade today (27 April) after the Kingsmill maker cut its full-year outlook despite an improved first-half performance from its sugar and grocery businesses.


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