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Associated British Foods
Associated British Foods is to acquire Dorset Cereals, the Dorchester-based cereal manufacturer, for £50m.
Associated British Foods is to open a new bread production plant in West Bromwich this year, in order to replace two smaller facilities.
Associated British Foods has acquired the Elephant Atta ethnic flour brand from Premier Foods for £34m, in order to expand its Westmill Foods business.
Associated British Foods is investing £30m in new equipment at its Allied Bakeries site in Stockport, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Associated British Foods is planning a multi-million pound investment in the expansion of its Allied Bakeries factories in Glasgow, West Bromwich and Stevenage.
Associated British Foods is to set up a new 42,000 sq ft Ryvita production plant in Poole next May, with the creation of 38 jobs, but its factory in Stockport will be phased out.
Associated British Foods is to sell its Polish sugar operation to Pfeifer & Langen for undisclosed terms.
Associated British Foods is to acquire Azucarera, the Spanish sugar supplier, from Ebro Puleva for £326m.
Associated British Foods is to invest £70m in a sugar beet processing business with Tian Lu in the North East of China.
Associated British Foods has acquired Patak's, the Lancashire-based supplier of Asian foods, for an estimated initial price of £100m.
Associated British Foods is to acquire a 51% stake in Illovo Sugar, the South African sugar company, for £317m.
Associated British Foods is to invest £250m in the refurbishment of 41 recently-acquired Littlewoods stores.
Associated British Foods has acquired the Littlewoods chain of 120 clothing stores for £409m, which will involve the conversion of 30 stores to the Primark format and the closure of the Liverpool head office with the loss of up to 270 jobs.
Associated British Foods has acquired Burns Philp, the Australian yeast, herbs and spices company, for £730m.
Associated British Foods is to acquire The Billington Food Group, the Ipswich-based importer of unrefined raw cane sugars with net assets of £7.7m.
Associated British Foods is to acquire the Mexican oils and fats business of Unilever for £65m.
Associated British Foods has acquired G Costa, the speciality food company and owner of the Blue Dragon brand, for undisclosed terms.
Associated British Foods has sold six flour mills to Archer Daniels Midland for an estimated £70m, including sites in Liverpool, Knottingley, Corby, Tewkesbury, Edinburgh and Castleford.
Associated British Foods has sold its Allied Glass Containers packaging business to a management team backed by Close Brothers Private Equity.
Associated British Foods is to acquire the Ovaltine malt drink and ten other brands from Novartis of Switzerland for £171m.
Associated British Foods is to acquire the Mazola corn products business in the US and 18 other brands from Unilever for £248m.
Associated British Foods is to sell its Burton's Biscuits subsidiary to Hicks Muse Tate & Furst of the US for £130m, in order to focus on products where it has a leading market position.
Associated British Foods has bought the polyols business of Lonza for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its US-based SPI Polyols division.
Associated British Foods has bought six animal feed mills from Dalgety for about £10m.
Associated British Foods is acquiring Rohm Enzyme, the food enzymes company, from Degussa-Huls of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Associated British Foods is acquiring SPI Holding Company, the US supplier of sweetening agents.