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Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.8bn, 138,000 employees and operations in 52 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.


Twinings and Ovaltine

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

Europe and International

Our portfolio includes Mazzetti balsamic vinegars, Jordans and Dorset cereals, Ryvita, Kingsmill, Patak’s and Blue Dragon, 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.


Ham, bacon and smallgoods under the Don and KRC brands. Tip Top Bakeries produce 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 three factories and also refines sugar from cane raws.

Southern Africa

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 produces animal feed, nutrition and technology-based products and services for the agri-food industry. It operates all along the food, drink and biofuel industry supply chains. It supplies compound animal feed, feed enzymes, specialised feed ingredients and a range of value-add 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 foodservice 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 UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and the US. It offers customers quality, up-to-the minute fashion at value-for-money prices. Buying and merchandising teams in Dublin (Republic of Ireland) 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.

2019 Responsibility Report
Our group overview responsibility

Read about our activities and the positive role we play, both socially and environmentally in our 2019 Responsibility Report.