Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods plc is a British multinational food processing and retailing company whose headquarters are in London, United Kingdom. Its ingredients division is the world's second-largest producer of both sugar and baker's yeast and a major producer of other ingredients including emulsifiers, enzymes and lactose. Its grocery division is a major manufacturer of both branded and private label grocery products and includes the brands Mazola, Ovaltine, Ryvita, Jordans and Twinings.Its retail division, Primark, has 315 stores across Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
Associated British Foods is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
129,916 (est)
Associated British Foods was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Associated British Foods

Charles Sinclair

Charles Sinclair

Lord Jay

Lord Jay

Timothy Clark

Timothy Clark

Javier Ferrán

Javier Ferrán

Emma Adamo

Emma Adamo

John Bason

John Bason

Finance Director

Associated British Foods Office Locations

Associated British Foods has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
No. 293262 at Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street

Associated British Foods Data and Metrics

Associated British Foods Financial Metrics

Associated British Foods's revenue was reported to be £13.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

13.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

821 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

1.1 b

Cash (17-Sep-2016)

555 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


12.9 b12.8 b13.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

9.8 b

Gross profit

3 b
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


702 m555 m

Accounts Receivable

910 m1 b

Current Assets

3.8 b4.4 b


5.1 b5.6 b
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

1.2 b1.3 b

Cash From Financing Activities

(440 m)(719 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(193 m)(221 m)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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Associated British Foods Operating Metrics

Associated British Foods's Stores was reported to be 329 in H1, 2017
H1, 2014FY, 2014H1, 2015FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017





Sugar Produced, tonnes

3.6 m3.5 m2.86 m
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Associated British Foods Revenue Breakdown

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Associated British Foods News and Updates

Primark's sales to jump this year as shoppers turn to discount retail

Primark's market share has grown "significantly", the brand's owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said this morning, as the chain benefits from a slowdown in consumer spending. The figures ABF said full-year sales at Primark were set to rise 13 per cent on last year on a constant currency bas…

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The FTSE 100 is continuing to slide after Tuesday's rout

LONDON — Britain's benchmark share index, the FTSE 100, is marginally lower on Wednesday morning, extending the losses seen on Tuesday, following Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap general election. On Tuesday, the FTSE 100 was down by close to 2.5%, marking its bi…

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Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in r…

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