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Associated British Foods


Associated British Foods is to acquire Dorset Cereals, the Dorchester-based cereal manufacturer, for £50m.
09-Jun-2014


Associated British Foods is to open a new bread production plant in West Bromwich this year, in order to replace two smaller facilities.
24-Apr-2013


Associated British Foods has acquired the Elephant Atta ethnic flour brand from Premier Foods for £34m, in order to expand its Westmill Foods business.
09-Jul-2012


Associated British Foods is investing £30m in new equipment at its Allied Bakeries site in Stockport, with the creation of 50 jobs.
25-Apr-2012


Associated British Foods is planning a multi-million pound investment in the expansion of its Allied Bakeries factories in Glasgow, West Bromwich and Stevenage.
03-May-2011


Associated British Foods is to set up a new 42,000 sq ft Ryvita production plant in Poole next May, with the creation of 38 jobs, but its factory in Stockport will be phased out.
11-Nov-2010


Associated British Foods is to sell its Polish sugar operation to Pfeifer & Langen for undisclosed terms.
12-Aug-2009


Associated British Foods is to acquire Azucarera, the Spanish sugar supplier, from Ebro Puleva for £326m.
24-Nov-2008


Associated British Foods is to invest £70m in a sugar beet processing business with Tian Lu in the North East of China.
27-Aug-2007


Associated British Foods has acquired Patak's, the Lancashire-based supplier of Asian foods, for an estimated initial price of £100m.
30-May-2007


Associated British Foods is to acquire a 51% stake in Illovo Sugar, the South African sugar company, for £317m.
22-May-2006


Associated British Foods is to invest £250m in the refurbishment of 41 recently-acquired Littlewoods stores.
09-Nov-2005


Associated British Foods has acquired the Littlewoods chain of 120 clothing stores for £409m, which will involve the conversion of 30 stores to the Primark format and the closure of the Liverpool head office with the loss of up to 270 jobs.
12-Jul-2005


Associated British Foods has acquired Burns Philp, the Australian yeast, herbs and spices company, for £730m.
23-Jul-2004


Associated British Foods is to acquire The Billington Food Group, the Ipswich-based importer of unrefined raw cane sugars with net assets of £7.7m.
28-May-2004


Associated British Foods is to acquire the Mexican oils and fats business of Unilever for £65m.
10-Mar-2004


Associated British Foods has acquired G Costa, the speciality food company and owner of the Blue Dragon brand, for undisclosed terms.
22-Dec-2003


Associated British Foods has sold six flour mills to Archer Daniels Midland for an estimated £70m, including sites in Liverpool, Knottingley, Corby, Tewkesbury, Edinburgh and Castleford.
20-Dec-2002


Associated British Foods has sold its Allied Glass Containers packaging business to a management team backed by Close Brothers Private Equity.
17-Dec-2002


Associated British Foods is to acquire the Ovaltine malt drink and ten other brands from Novartis of Switzerland for £171m.
09-Oct-2002


Associated British Foods is to acquire the Mazola corn products business in the US and 18 other brands from Unilever for £248m.
24-Apr-2002


Associated British Foods is to sell its Burton's Biscuits subsidiary to Hicks Muse Tate & Furst of the US for £130m, in order to focus on products where it has a leading market position.
30-Oct-2000


Associated British Foods has bought the polyols business of Lonza for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its US-based SPI Polyols division.
14-Jul-2000


Associated British Foods has bought six animal feed mills from Dalgety for about £10m.
04-Nov-1999


Associated British Foods is acquiring Rohm Enzyme, the food enzymes company, from Degussa-Huls of Germany for undisclosed terms.
02-Nov-1999


Associated British Foods is acquiring SPI Holding Company, the US supplier of sweetening agents.
26-Oct-1998