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British Vinegars

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of London, Stourport and Middleton

British Vinegars Ltd, of Caron Place, 87 South Lambeth Road, London, S.W.8 (1943)

1932 Sarson's merged with other vinegar manufacturers and formed British Vinegars.

1937 The Distillers Co and Crosse and Blackwell held a controlling interest in the British Vinegar Co[1].

1954 Acquired the British businesses of Holbrooks Ltd, makers of sauces, including the vinegar brewery at Stourport[2]

1960 Crosse and Blackwell was taken over by Nestle

1979 The remaining shares in British Vinegars was acquired by Nestle[3]

By 1990 British Vinegars also owned Dufrais, a leading specialist brand of vinegar[4]

2002 acquired by Premier Foods[5] and then by Mizken

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 May 1937
  2. The Times , May 01, 1954
  3. The Times, Nov 23, 1979
  4. The Times July 24, 1990
  5. The Times, May 04, 2002