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  1. November 5, 2013

    Primark growth offsets ABF sugar woes

    Associated British Foods expects earnings to stagnate next year because fast-growing profits at Primark, the discount...

  2. April 23, 2013

    Strong Primark growth boosts ABF profits

    Strong sales growth at Primark, the discount clothing store, helped drive a 10 per cent rise in interim revenues at...

  1. November 6, 2012

    Bolland stresses positives at toiling M&S

    Marc Bolland, under pressure over the performance of Marks and Spencer, was keen on Tuesday to stress the progress he has...

  2. April 24, 2012

    High sugar prices sweeten ABF profits

    Higher prices for sugar and lower ones for cotton prompted Associated British Foods to issue what it called an...

  3. November 23, 2011

    Childhood follies that can hurt reputations

    When George at Asda designed a parrot T-shirt for girls in May, it initially included a variation on the timeworn parrot...

  4. November 8, 2011

    Sugar business sweetens ABF results

    Associated British Foods, maker of Ryvita crackers and owner of Primark stores, has flagged the return of input deflation –...

  5. April 27, 2011

    Primark margins knock ABF

    Shares in Associated British Foods slid and analysts nudged down their earnings forecasts after the groceries and retailing...

  6. November 10, 2010

    George says ni hao from China

    With prime minister David Cameron leading the largest-ever British trade mission to China, including 43 business delegates,...

  7. April 21, 2010

    Overseas recovery behind leap at ABF

    Associated British Foods noted signs of recovery as the Primark discount fashion chain and its grocery division helped boost...

  8. April 20, 2010

    Overseas recovery behind leap at ABF

    Associated British Foods noted signs of recovery as the Primark discount fashion chain and its grocery division helped boost...

  9. March 6, 2010

    The Ryan legend

    The famously shy Primark founder and chairman Arthur Ryan surprised the audience at the Retail Week Awards by not only...

  10. November 4, 2009

    ABF remains cautious as it eyes up to 400 job cuts

    Associated British Foods has warned that consumer confidence remains fragile, in spite of its better than expected profits...

  11. November 3, 2009

    ABF remains cautious as it eyes 400 job cuts

    Slogging to recovery: despite a surge at its Primark business ABF said consumer confidence remained fragile Associated...

  12. November 3, 2009

    Ovaltine revival lifts ABF sales

    A growing taste for Ovaltine in Brazil, combined with the fast expansion of Primark stores, has boosted sales at Associated...

  13. August 12, 2009

    ABF sells Polish unit in European ‘tidy-up’

    Associated British Foods has agreed to sell its Polish sugar business to Pfeifer & Langen. No price was disclosed for the...

  14. August 12, 2009

    ABF sells Polish sugar unit in European 'tidy-up'

    Associated British Foods has agreed to sell its Polish sugar business to Pfeifer & Langen. No price was disclosed for the...

  15. April 22, 2009

    Weak sterling and merger charges unsettle ABF

    Margins at discount fashion chain Primark are set to suffer later this year as its owner, Associated British Foods,...

  16. April 21, 2009

    Weak sterling and merger charges unsettle ABF

    Margins at discount fashion chain Primark are set to suffer later this year as its owner, Associated British Foods, grapples...

  17. November 5, 2008

    ABF advances in spite of sugar hit

    Associated British Foods announced a rise in annual pre-tax profits from £613m to £632m, slightly ahead of expectations, in...

  18. November 4, 2008

    Sugar takes shine off ABF profits

    Associated British Foods on Tuesday announced a rise in annual pre-tax profits from £613m to £632m in spite of a £50m hit...

  19. July 2, 2008

    Moral maze for retailers reliant on developing world suppliers

    THE PROBLEM Primark, the clothing retailer, last month announced it had fired three suppliers in India after it was found...

  20. July 1, 2008

    Moral maze for retailers

    THE PROBLEM Primark, the clothing retailer, last month announced it had fired three suppliers in India after it was found...

  21. June 17, 2008

    Primark takes action on child labour

    Primark has stopped buying from three suppliers it found to be using child labour to embroider clothes it had sold in its...

  22. June 16, 2008

    Primark takes action over child labour

    Primark has stopped buying from three suppliers it found was using child labour to embroider clothes it had sold in its...

  23. April 23, 2008

    ABF says it needs bread price increase

    A sharp improvement in Associated British Foods' bread baking business and strong growth from its Primark discount retail...

  24. April 22, 2008

    ABF says it needs bread price increase

    A sharp improvement in Associated British Foods’ bread baking business and strong growth from its Primark discount retail...

  25. April 22, 2008

    Primark drives profits at ABF

    Strong growth from Primark helped Associated British Foods record a 5 per cent increase in interim pre-tax profits despite a...

  26. January 18, 2008

    Primark sales surge gives ABF a boost

    Better than expected Christmas trading from Primark, Associated British Foods' rapidly expanding discount retail chain,...

  27. January 17, 2008

    Primark bucks weak Christmas trend

    Better-than-expected Christmas trading from Primark, Associated British Foods’ rapidly expanding discount retail chain,...

  28. January 17, 2008

    Primark bucks weak Christmas trend

    Better than expected Christmas trading from Primark, Associated British Foods rapidly expanding discount retail chain,...

  29. November 7, 2007

    ABF squeezed

    Associated British Foods is hard to place, with one foot in sugar and grocery products and the other in retail. The...

  30. November 7, 2007

    Soaring commodities hurt ABF

    Strong performance at Primark and its international sugar businesses drove pre-tax profits up 21 per cent at Associated...

  31. November 6, 2007

    ABF squeezed

    Associated British Foods is hard to place, with one foot in sugar and grocery products and the other in retail. The...

  32. November 6, 2007

    Primark and sugar sweeten ABF

    Associated British Foods increased full-year profits by 10 per cent thanks to strong performances at Primark and its...

  33. May 30, 2007

    Happy families

    One oddity surrounding the sale of Patak's is that Associated British Foods may not have been the highest bidder for the...

  34. April 28, 2007

    The Week

    Food & Drug The future of J Sainsburywas thrown back into doubt after a Qatar-backed investment group paid £1.73bn to...

  35. April 25, 2007

    ABF makes mark with fashion

    The investment that Associated British Foods poured into its Primark fashion chain and its sugar businesses helped boost...

  36. April 24, 2007

    Primark investment pays off for AB Foods

    Investments in its Primark fashion retailing chain and its sugar businesses are beginning to pay off, Associated British...

  37. November 8, 2006

    Defiant Primark 'still going like a train'

    Primark, the discount clothing chain, was upbeat about its prospects yesterday, even though its like-for-like sales growth...

  38. November 8, 2006

    Sugar reform hits ABF's bottom line

    The bitter pill of European sugar reform contributed to a sharp fall in profit atAssociated British Foods, aggravated by...

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