Associated British Foods
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.
From its inception in November 1935 as Food Investments Limited and its rapid change to Allied Bakeries Limited five weeks later, the business grew dramatically as a broad-based food manufacturing organisation, becoming Associated British Foods Limited in February 1960. It finally changed to Associated British Foods plc in May 1982 to comply with legal requirements.
Growth has been predominantly through acquisition and has resulted in a global group operating in 52 countries, employing over 138,000 people.