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William Jackson Food Group

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William Jackson & Son Limited
Private
IndustryFood manufacturing
Founded1851
FounderWilliam Jackson
HeadquartersHessle
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Nicholas Oughtred (chairman)
SubsidiariesWilliam Jackson Food Group Limited
Websitewww.wjfg.co.uk

William Jackson & Son Limited (trading as the William Jackson Food Group) is a British food manufacturer.

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History

The company was founded by William Jackson (1828-1912), who was born in Elstronwick and opened his first shop at 28 Scale Lane in Hull in 1851.[1][not in citation given] He originally traded as a grocer and tea dealer.[2]

The first bakery opened in 1891 and the current Jackson's bakery on Derringham Street opened in 1907.[1][2]

The company developed a process for commercially producing Yorkshire puddings in 1968.[2] In 1974, Butlin's leisure company asked the bakery to create a Yorkshire pudding for its holiday camps which lead to the development of the Aunt Bessie's brand as of 2016 producing 20 million Yorkshire puddings a week.[3]

The company acquired Abel & Cole in 2012 and The Food Doctor in 2016.[4]

The company sold Aunt Bessie's to Nomad Foods in 2018.[5]

Current operations

The company's businesses include Jacksons (bakery), Jacksons Bakery (bread), Abel&Cole (organic food delivery), The Food Doctor (snacks), MyFresh (vegetable processing) and the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms in Walkington (pub-restaurant).[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Jackson's bread on sale for first time in a decade". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Founder of Hull's William Jackson Food Group honoured with Mayor's Centenary Plaque". Hull City Council. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Made in Hull: 10 great inventions and products from LCD to the boiled sweet". Hull Daily Mail. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ "William Jackson Food Group acquires health food brand". British Baker. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ "William Jackson sells Aunt Bessie's to Nomad Foods". 4 June 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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This page was last edited on 28 February 2019, at 18:55
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