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Dalgety Spillers

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Dalgety Spillers Ltd of Maryport

1979 Dalgety diversified into foods acquiring Spillers, a flour milling and pet food business, following a hostile take-over battle.

Formation of a new company, Dalgety Spillers. Closure of 23 bakeries and sale of 13 plants to Ranks Hovis McDougall.

1980 Dalgety Spillers Foods included Memory Lane Cakes[1]

1981 Dalgety Spillers Ltd, of Maryport[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 24, 1980
  2. The London Gazette 21 May 1981