Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,173 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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Premier Brands

From Graces Guide

of Edinburgh

1985 DWMS was incorporated

1986 Name changed to Premier Brands to acquire the beverages and foods division of Cadbury Schweppes (which included Chivers-Hartley, Typhoo tea, Kenco coffee and Marvel dried milk and Cadbury chocolate biscuits) in a management buyout[1].[2]

1988 Acquired London Herb and Spice Co and Pickerings Foods[3]

1989 Acquired by Hillsdown Holdings. Sold the canning division of British Fish Canners (Fraserbrugh) to another member of the Hillsdown Holdings group[4]

1991 Subsidiaries included:[5]

as well as a number of overseas Premier Brand companies.

1999 Hillsdown Holdings was bought by the private equity company Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst; the businesses were reorganised; formation of Premier Foods

2002 Premier Brands bought Nestlé's ambient foods business including Sarson's vinegar and Branston Pickle[6]

2004 Premier Brands Foods plc was incorporated; its name was changed to Premier Foods plc later in the year.

2004 Premier Foods plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan. 14, 1986
  2. The Times Apr. 15, 1987
  3. 1988 Annual report
  4. 1989 Annual report
  5. 1990 Annual report
  6. The Times , May 04, 2002
  • 1986 Annual report