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Premier Brands

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of Edinburgh

1985 DWMS was incorporated

1986 Name changed to Premier Brands

1986 Acquired the beverages and foods division of Cadbury Schweppes

1988 Acquired London Herb and Spice Co and Pickerings Foods[1]

1989 Acquired by Hillsdown Holdings. Sold the canning division of British Fish Canners (Fraserbrugh) to another member of the Hillsdown Holdings group[2]

1991 Subsidiaries included:[3]

as well as a number of overseas Premier Brand companies.

2002 Premier Brands bought Nestlé's ambient foods business including Sarson's vinegar and Branston Pickle[4]

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

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1988 Annual report
  2. 1989 Annual report
  3. 1990 Annual report
  4. The Times , May 04, 2002
  • 1986 Annual report