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Allied Bakeries owner to build new bakery

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

ABF posts positive trading update

Associated British Foods was upbeat about its UK bakery, sugar, ingredients and cereals businesses as it posted a trading update this morning, with underlying profit said to be “ahead of expectations”.

Job losses at Allied

Allied Bakeries, the company behind Kingsmill, Allinson and Burgen, plans to shut a distribution centre in Flintshire, which will put 53 jobs at risk.

Sterling boosts ABF but outlook mixed

Kingsmill-owner Associated British Foods (ABF) expects its bottom line to be boosted by a Brexit-weakened pound in the final quarter, it said in its trading update today. 

Happy Bread found guilty of fraud

Bradford bakery firm Happy Bread has been found guilty of driving qualifications fraud.

ABF’s Illovo acquisition confirmed

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has confirmed that its proposal to move to full ownership of Illovo Sugar will go ahead. 

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.

ABF director retires

Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced Peter Smith has stepped down as a non-executive director after nine years.

ABF acquires majority Illovo stake for £262m

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) is to spend £262m to buy up the remaining stake in Illovo Sugar.

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. 

Allied Bakeries reports increased sales in challenging times

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries achieved a substantial increase in sales volumes for the 16 weeks ending 2 January, “although pricing and margins remain challenging”.

AB Mauri unveils new Centre of Excellence

Bakery ingredients supplier AB Mauri has officially opened its new Centre of Excellence.

ABF profits and revenues hit by commodity deflation and currency woes

Revenues and profit fell at Associated British Foods – the parent company of Kingsmill – as it was hurt by commodity deflation and currency difficulties.

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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. 

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ABF announces Kingsmill is increasing its volumes while the market remains tough
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ABF steps up volumes at Allied Bakeries

Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries is increasing its volumes in its trading statement for the 40 weeks ended 20 June 2015. 

Tesco relists two Kingsmill loaves

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

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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. 

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

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ABF: competitive bakery market
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ABF warns of lower profit for Kingsmill, amid competitive market

Associated British Foods (ABF) has said the UK bakery market “remains intensely competitive” and expects Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries’ profit to be lower than last year as a result. 

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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. 

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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. 

AB Mauri:
"strong turnaround" for the ingredients firm
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ABF reports turnaround for ingredients division

Associated British Foods (ABF) has described its bakery ingredients business AB Mauri as making a “strong turnaround” in its year-end results.

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Dorset Cereals:
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Dorset Cereals strikes deal with Brakes

Dorset Cereals products will be available to cafés and bakeries through foodservice supplier Brakes from November. 

The Great White loaf:
A white bread with the same amount of fibre as a wholemeal loaf.
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Allied Bakeries forecast for profit increase

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has said sales and profits will be up this year at Allied Bakeries, following the launch of its Kingsmill Great White loaf.

Competition authority reviews Dorset Cereals sale to ABF

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is reviewing the proposed £50m sale of Dorset Cereals to Associated British Food (ABF).

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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.

British sugar dispute still impacts RGFC sales

Bakery ingredients supplier The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) reveals sales are still being impacted by ‘anti-competitive’ behaviour by British Sugar, part of Associated British Foods (ABF).

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.

ABF: sugar prices to hurt profits

Associated British Foods (ABF) – the company behind Kingsmill – has revealed that lowering sugar prices would impact its profits in the year ahead.

Napier Sugar and British Sugar in pricing dispute

Non-refining sugar distributor Napier Brown has made a complaint "alleging an abuse of a dominant position by British Sugar", to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

ABF posts sales increase

Associated British Foods (ABF) has unveiled a sales increase of 10% to £6.3bn in its first half, compared with the same period last year.

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