Acquisition of Abel & Cole by William Jackson Food Group


On 10th October, our client William Jackson Food Group acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Abel & Cole Holdings Limited, the online organic food delivery business.

Founded nearly 25 years ago, Abel & Cole now delivers a wide range of groceries to 50,000 homes across the country every week. The company employs 450 staff and works with a network of 150 independent farmers and makers.

In addition to Abel & Cole, the William Jackson Food Group owns four food businesses; Hazeldene (prepared leaf and salad produce), Parripak (prepared vegetables), Jackson’s Bakery (makes Yorkshire’s Champion Bread and bread for the pre-prepared sandwich market) and Aunt Bessie’s (renowned for frozen Yorkshire puddings and meal accompaniments).

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