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Strike action threat at Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill site

Allied Bakeries faces strike action at its depot in West Bromwich in a pay row with drivers and engineers.

ABF: Ingredients in growth but bread under pressure

Allied Bakeries has been hit by “significant margin decline” as a result of low prices and cost pressure, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

Weak sterling and high sugar prices drive 19% ABF revenue hike

Allied Bakeries owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported 19% year-on-year growth in revenue to £7.3bn in the first half of its financial year.

Allied Bakeries’ margins fall in competitive bread market

Intense competition in the UK bread market has taken its toll on margins at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

National Toast Day

The annual day to celebrate toast is back on 23 February in association with Kingsmill and Tiptree World Bread Awards.

Can innovation stem 20% slump in sandwich thins sales?

Warburtons has said it is hoping to reinvigorate the sandwich thins market following a sharp drop in overall category sales.

Allied Bakeries owner to build new bakery

Allied Bakeries owner ABF Grain Products is to build a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

Allied: ‘Wrapped bread sales can return to growth’

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a strategy to transform the packaged bakery market – and says it believes the wrapped bread category can return to growth.

Can Kingsmill’s new Super Toasty loaf deliver the ‘best ever toast’?

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a new Kingsmill loaf that it claims offers consumers the ‘best ever toast’.

New Kingsmill Toasties ‘disrupt’ breakfast

Allied Bakeries is tapping into the increasing popularity of the breakfast market with the launch of Kingsmill Toasties, which it says will disrupt the market.

Coultons creates new depot for Allied Bakeries

UK bakery distribution business Coultons Bread is to open a new depot in Caernarfon, creating 20 jobs, after teaming up with Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

ABF profits up despite “challenges” in bakery

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has seen grocery profits rise, despite a fall in sales and “challenges” within the UK bakery market.

Allied invests £1m in pancakes

Sunblest pancake production has been overhauled at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakery’s East Belfast plant. 

ABF: earnings per share will miss targets

Associated British Foods (ABF), parent company of bakery brand Kingsmill, has warned that earnings per share will be lower than expected for its half year results, due out in April. 

Kingsmill loaves back on Tesco shelves

Tesco has relisted several of Kingsmill’s core branded bread loaves, nine months after they were cut as part of supermarket’s ‘Project Reset’ simplification of its SKUs.

Marketing director to leave Allied Bakeries

Jon Wilson, marketing director at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries, is to leave the business, British Baker can reveal.

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Kingsmill has gained in sales but suffered from lower profitability
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Sales volumes up at Allied Bakeries, but market remains ‘challenging’

Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Allied Bakeries saw increased sales volumes over the financial year, but overall profits across the group are expected to decline. 

Allied Bakeries reviews 23 jobs in streamlining operation

A major restructure at Allied Bakeries will see 23 management and admin roles go under review, including its category director position.

Tesco relists two Kingsmill loaves

Kingsmill loaves are back in Tesco, after the major multiple delisted the brand’s sliced range earlier this year.

‘Brutal’ price wars hit bread spend, while sales improve

Supermarket bread sales are up for the first time in four years – but ‘brutal’ price wars have hit spending.

The Kingsmill 50/50 loaf was dropped from Morrisons in March
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Morrisons drops Kingsmill 50/50 loaves

Allied Bakeries has suffered another blow to its Kingsmill brand, as British Baker can reveal Kingsmill 50/50 loaves have been dropped from Morrisons.

Kingsmill revamped to show ‘warm, wholesome’ side

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a fresh new design for the Kingsmill brand by updating its logo and packaging.

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Warburtons heads the top British FMCG brands
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Warburtons heads baked goods in top 10 FMCG list

Four of the top 10 FMCG brands are baked products, with Bolton-based bread giant Warburtons leading the way. 

Tesco suffers record loss

Tesco has posted a record £6.4bn annual pre-tax loss for the year to the end of February.

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ABF's sugar arm weakened and profitability hit
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ABF recoups ‘lost volume’ for Kingsmill

Associated British Foods (ABF) has claimed that “lost volume” following Tesco’s de-listing of Kingsmill sliced last month has “been replaced elsewhere”. 

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Allied Bakeries speaks about Kingsmill sliced's delisting in Tesco
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AUDIO: Allied Bakeries speaks of delisting and the bread market

An Allied Bakeries director has told British Baker of hopes to get Kingsmill bread back on Tesco shelves following its recent delisting. 

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Nick Law, operations director at Allied Bakeries
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Allied Bakeries makes £31m bakery investment

Allied Bakeries has made a £31m investment at its Stevenage bakery - completing its multi-million pound capital expenditure programme. 

Tesco to delist Kingsmill sliced

Tesco is to delist the entire range of Kingsmill’s sliced loaves as part of its new “volume-driven strategy”.

Allied Bakeries announces 100% sustainable palm oil usage

Allied Bakeries, owner of brand Kingsmill, has announced that it will now be using 100% sustainably sourced palm oil.

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ABF posts revenue up in latest quarter
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ABF sees revenue rise 3% in latest quarter

Associated British Foods (ABF), the parent company of Kingsmill, has ended the 16 weeks to 3 January 2015 with revenue 3% ahead of the same period last year. 

Kingsmill Christmas crumpets
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Kingsmill launches festive crumpets

Kingsmill has launched a new range of Christmas tree-shaped crumpets in the hope to drive retailer growth in the category.

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Kingsmill Thins: launched later in 2014
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ABF turns in 24% profit rise

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported its grocery operating profit increased by 24% in the year to 13 September 2014, although growth was affected by low sugar prices in the EU. 

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Kingsmill Great White wins award
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Great White Loaf scoops Industry win

Allied Bakeries took home the Grocery Product Launch of the Year 2014 award at the Retail Industry Awards for its Great White Loaf. 

Kingsmill enters sandwich thins market

Kingsmill has this morning launched a new range of sandwich thins – coupled with the announcement of an £8.4m investment at its bakery in Glasgow.

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Orpington MP outside the Allied bakery site
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Allied Bakeries to shut Orpington bakery

Allied Bakeries, producer of Kingsmill and Allinson, is looking to shut its Orpington bakery, affecting about 170 jobs.

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Kingsmill launches Great White Rolls
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Kingsmill launches Great White Rolls

Kingsmill has launched Great White Rolls following the success of the launch of the loaf by the same name earlier this year.

Kingsmill grows share amid ‘challenging’ trading

Associated British Food (ABF), the parent company of Kingsmill, has achieved market share growth with the bread, as group revenue dropped 2% on last year.

Kingsmill Bagel Thins
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Kingsmill launches Bagel Thins

Kingsmill, the bakery brand, has launched Bagel Thins, which are significantly thinner than a regular bagel, and contain only 122 calories.

Greggs is second most popular brand among young people

Retail bakery chain Greggs is the second most popular brand on social media for young people, according to a new report.

Kingsmill hopes its new loaf will add fibre to people's diets
The new Kingsmill Great White
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Kingsmill unveils Great White loaf

Allied Bakeries today launched a new white loaf under its Kingsmill brand which it claims will revolutionise the category.

Kingsmill launches £4m campaign for 50/50

Kingsmill has launched a new £4m campaign for its 50/50 range, starring John Thomson.

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