Associated British Foods

Bakery waste is generally high in fat, which may cause issues with AD

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From waste to resource: The role UK bakeries can play

By Gill Hyslop

The UK government’s pledge to cut emissions to almost zero by 2025 is expected to drive a growth in anaerobic digestion, and bakery businesses can play an important part. Jason Ward, head of Procurement at Amur, explains how to make the most of food waste.

Allied Bakeries’ sales volumes have risen, according to ABF

ABF results: Allied Bakeries boosts sales volumes

By Alice Foster

Allied Bakeries has managed to boost sales volumes but continues to experience ‘pricing challenges’, according to a trading update from parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Allied Bakeries' revenues and profit will both be up on last year, predicted ABF

Grocery and Primark offset poor sugar prices for ABF

By Michael Stones

Strong profit performances by Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) grocery and ingredients divisions and Primark will help to offset lower sugar prices and currency factors, predicted the food giant in a trading update today (September 8).

Silver Spoon sales were 'well behind' last year but Primark and Grocery shined

ABF: Sugar slump offset by Primark and grocery

By Michael Stones

A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.

ABF reported that weak sugar prices had been offset by a strong performance from its Primark clothing business

Associated British Foods results undermined by sugar

By Michael Stones

Weak sugar prices will be offset by a strong performance of its budget clothing business Primark, according to Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) pre-close trading statement, covering the first half of its financial year to March 1 2014.

Tea sales were strong at ABF during its first financial quarter

ABF growth dampened by sugar price drop

By Rod Addy

Plunging world sugar prices hampered sales growth for Associated British Foods (ABF) in the first quarter of its current financial year, but its Twinings and Allied Bakeries brands delivered strong performances.

The UK bread market remained 'intensely competitive' with 'some pressure on margins', said ABF

ABF results: sugar down, Primark shines

By Mike Stones

The performance of Associated British Foods’ (ABF’s) sugar division has disappointed City analysts, while its Primark business continues to shine.

ABF's grocery division posted third quarter growth of 7%, thanks to Allied Bakeries' deal to supply 4,000 Co-op stores

Allied Bakeries’ Co-op deal boosts ABF grocery results

By Mike Stones

Allied Bakeries’ deal to supply bread to Co-op stores has helped the grocery division of its parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) achieve 7% growth in the third quarter of its financial year.

Allied Bakeries invests in Burgen brand

Allied Bakeries invests in Burgen brand

By Ben Bouckley

Bakery and bakery product supplier Allied Bakeries is investing £200,000 in its healthy bread brand Burgen, following recent category sales growth.

Sugar beet crop

English weather subdues ABF trading

By Ben Bouckley

Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest

ABF full year beats forecasts

ABF full year beats forecasts

UK food and ingredients firm Associated British Foods has beaten
full year profit expectations after posting double-digit growth
against a backdrop of firmer commodity pricing and adverse currency
movements. The performance underlines...

ABF buys up edible oils

ABF buys up edible oils

Acquisitions for UK food, ingredients and retail firm Associated
British Foods are key to reducing dependency of group profits on
ABF's leading revenue source British Sugar. This week the company
signs a deal with Unilever to...


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