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Overview

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.6bn, 137,000 employees and operations in 50 countries across Europe, southern 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.

Grocery

International

Twinings and Ovaltine are our global hot beverage brands. Mazzetti is a leading balsamic vinegar brand.

Europe

Silver Spoon and Billington’s sugars, Jordans and Dorset cereals, Ryvita, Kingsmill, Patak’s and Blue Dragon.

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.

Australia

Ham, bacon and smallgoods under the Don and KRC brands. Tip Top Bakeries produce a range of well-known breads and baked goods.

Sugar

Europe

Our UK beet sugar factories typically produce well over 1 million tonnes of sugar annually. Azucarera in Spain produces over 400,000 tonnes of beet sugar each year and has a cane refining capacity of a further 400,000 tonnes.

Southern Africa

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

China

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

Agriculture

AB Agri

AB Agri operates at the heart of the agricultural industry. Its unique breadth and experience enable it to add value all along the food, drink and biofuel industry supply chains.

AB Agri supplies products and 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.

The business employes 2,400 people around the world and markets products in more than 65 countries.

Ingredients

Yeast and bakery ingredients

AB Mauri operates globally in yeast and bakery ingredients production with 52 plants in 25 countries supplying plant and artisanal bakers and the foodservice and wholesale channels. It is a technology leader in bread improvers, dough conditioners and bakery mixes.

Specialty ingredients

ABF Ingredients focuses on high-value ingredients for food and non-food applications. It manufactures and markets enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and cereal specialities worldwide with manufacturing facilities in Europe and the US.

Retail

Primark

Primark is a major retail group employing approximately 75,000 people. It has 360 stores and operates in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy and the US.

It offers customers quality, up-to-the-minute fashion at value-for-money prices. Put simply, “Amazing Fashion, Amazing Prices.”

Buying and merchandising teams in Dublin (Republic of Ireland) and Reading (UK) travel internationally to source and buy fashion items that best reflect each season’s key fashion trends. Primark’s range includes womenswear, lingerie, childrenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, hosiery, beauty and homeware.

2018 Corporate Responsibility Update
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Read about our activities and the positive role we play, both socially and environmentally in our 2018 CR Update.

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