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July 18, 2013

Remy Cointreau saw sales drop after a long run of steady growth, while L'Oreal and ABF had steady growth. In North America Hubbard Radio acquired 10 stations but Quebecor closed 11 newspaper titles. 

Remy Cointreau saw sales drop after a long run of steady growth, while L'Oreal and ABF had steady growth. In North America Hubbard Radio acquired 10 stations but Quebecor closed 11 newspaper titles.

Remy Cointreau
Family-controlled French spirits group Remy Cointreau has seen its sales drop 2.3%, like-for-like, to €263.7 million in the three months ended June 30.

May 14, 2013

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers. 

A number of big family-controlled businesses have signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory that killed more than 1000 workers.

May 1, 2013

Primark, the British-based discount clothing chain, is offering compensation and emergency aid after a supplier’s factory in Bangladesh collapsed, claiming more than 400 lives.
 

Primark, the British-based discount clothing chain, is offering compensation and emergency aid after a supplier’s factory in Bangladesh collapsed, claiming more than 400 lives.

The Rana Plaza, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, collapsed last week. The building's owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, has been arrested amid allegations of negligence and illegal construction.

April 24, 2013

ABS and Hermes reported strong first-quarter results, bolstered by demand for luxury and budget garments. But South African Pick n Pay and German Heineken fared less well, with growth in profits falling.    

ABS and Hermes reported strong first-quarter results, bolstered by demand for luxury and budget garments. But South African Pick n Pay and German Heineken fared less well, with growth in profits falling.

Associated British Foods
Associated British Foods posted strong results for the first quarter of 2013, with revenue increasing 10% to £6.3 billion (€4.2 billion), compared with the same period last year, and operating profit rose 20% to £496 million.

August 18, 2011

The ability to plan for long-term growth and an emphasis on stewardship is helping the UK’s biggest family businesses, such as Associated British Food, to achieve strong growth, despite the tough economic conditions, according to the Institute for Family Businesses. 

The ability to plan for long-term growth and an emphasis on stewardship is helping the UK’s biggest family businesses, such as Associated British Food, to achieve strong growth, despite the tough economic conditions, according to the Institute for Family Businesses.

New research released by the IFB, a lobby group promoting family businesses in the UK, shows that sales in the top 10 British family-run companies soared by 10.2% last year.

June 3, 2008

Weston family-owned Associated British Foods is to merge UK cereal business W Jordan & Son with its own Ryvita brand.

Weston family-owned Associated British Foods is to merge UK cereal business W Jordan & Son with its own Ryvita brand.

ABF will hold a 62% interest in the new, combined business. The balance will be held by the existing shareholders of Jordans, which is owned by the Jordan family, and from whom ABF acquired a 20% shareholding last year. The Jordan family will remain fully involved in the business.

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