Walker and Son (of Leicester)
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.
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
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)
Sources of Information
- The Times Jan. 10, 2006