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Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 53 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

Our purpose is to provide safe, nutritious, affordable food and clothing that is great value for money.

Our business is split into five segments: Grocery; Sugar; Agriculture; Ingredients; and Retail.


Twinings and Ovaltine

Twinings and Ovaltine are our leading global hot beverage brands enjoyed in over 100 countries.

Europe and International

Our portfolio of recognised grocery brands includes Mazzetti balsamic vinegars, Jordans and Dorset cereals, Ryvita crispbread, Kingsmill bread, Patak’s and Blue Dragon cooking sauces and pastes, as well as Silver Spoon and Billington’s sugars.

The Americas

In the US, Mazola is the leader in corn oil and we sell a range of baking brands through retail and foodservice channels. Capullo is a premium canola oil in Mexico. Anthony’s Goods produces specialty baking ingredients, supplements, superfoods and other functional snacks primarily for online consumers and the organic market.


We produce ham, bacon and smallgoods under the Don and KRC brands. Tip Top Bakeries produces a range of well-known breads and baked goods. Yumi’s produces hommus, vegetable dips and snacks.



Our UK beet sugar factories typically produce well over 1 million tonnes of sugar annually. Azucarera in Spain produces beet sugar from its factories in the north and south, and also refines sugar from cane raws at its refinery in the south.


Illovo is Africa’s largest sugar producer with agricultural and production facilities in six countries. Typical annual sugar production is 1.7 million tonnes.


We operate two beet sugar factories in the north east of China, with annual sugar production capacity of over 180,000 tonnes.


AB Agri

AB Agri manufactures animal feed, nutrition- and technology-based products and offers data services for the agri-food industry. It operates all along the food industry supply chain.

It produces and supplies compound animal feed, feed enzymes, specialised feed ingredients and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. It also buys grain from farmers and supplies crop inputs through its joint venture arable operation, Frontier Agriculture. 


Yeast and bakery ingredients

AB Mauri operates globally in yeast and bakery ingredients production, supplying industrial and artisanal bakers and the food service and wholesale channels. It is a technology leader in bread improvers, dough conditioners and bakery mixes.

Specialty ingredients

ABF Ingredients produces value-added products and services for food and non-food applications. It manufactures and markets enzymes, specialty lipids, yeast extracts, extruded ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients and antacids worldwide with manufacturing facilities in Europe, America and India.



Primark is a major retail group operating stores in the Republic of Ireland, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia, Poland and the US.

It prides itself on offering something for everyone and has a wide selection of products available in women’s, men’s, kids’, the home, health and beauty and gifting.

Primark’s store environment plays an important part in inspiring its customers. Developing the in-store experience has been a key enabler in differentiating Primark from its competitors. Its strategy is clear - bring the same amazing value to services as it does with fashion. Many of its stores now have free wi-fi and trend rooms and in the Republic of Ireland, UK, Spain and Portugal a number of stores have coffee shops, food and beverage offerings and beauty concessions, which add to the customer experience.

2020 Responsibility Update
Our group overview responsibility

Read about our activities and the positive role we play, both socially and environmentally in our 2020 Responsibility Update.