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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Walker and Son (of Leicester)

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of Cobden Street, Leicester.

1948 Mr Walker, a pork butcher in Leicester, began making potato crisps when all of his meat was sold early in day because of rationing.[1]

1971 Sold their crisps business Walkers to US-based Standard Brands

The pie making business became the largest distributor of Melton Mowbray pork pies.

1986 Samworth Brothers purchased the pie making company of Walker and Son.

Walkers Crisps were acquired by PepsiCo

1989 Walkers Crisps Holdings Ltd

Smiths Food Group was acquired by PepsiCo

1992 Walkers Smiths Snack Foods Ltd

1995 Walkers Snack Foods Ltd

by 2006 Walkers Crisps dominated the crisps market in the UK (45.5 percent)

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 10, 2006