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Brooke Bond Oxo

From Graces Guide

Brooke Bond Liebig of Cannon Street, London (1970), also of Thames House, Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1DH (1974) [1]

Brooke Bond Oxo of Great Harwood (1982)

1968 Brooke Bond and Co acquired Liebig Extract of Meat Co which owned famous food brands such as Fray Bentos and Oxo, forming Brooke Bond Liebig

1969 A new subsidiary, Brooke Bond Oxo, was created to link the marketing and sales organisations of the 2 companies[2]

1970 Brooke Bond Oxo acquired Hayward-Peck and Melbray (pies and cooked meats) from Melbray Group[3]

1970 Brooke Bond Oxo acquired Readifoods (Norfolk) Ltd, a company which had patented a process for cooking and packaging foods without needing to freeze them for longer storage[4]

1984 Brooke Bond Liebig was acquired by Unilever

1985 Unilever sold the Mallinson-Denny timber business (acquired with Brooke Bond) to its management[5].


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Sources of Information

  1. Daily Mirror 11 February 1974
  2. The Times Feb. 13, 1969
  3. The Times, Apr 11, 1970
  4. The Times Mar. 19, 1970
  5. The Times Aug. 2, 1985