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Warburtons says it is Britain’s second biggest grocery brand after Coca-Cola, producing more than 2m products a day. Famous for its sliced bread in waxy paper, in recent years it has diversified its range to include pitta chips, wraps and gluten-free products. Chairman Jonathan Warburton is the fifth generation of his family to run the business.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank26
CompanyWarburtons
ActivityBaker
LocationBolton
Sales £m495.5
Operating profit £m25.6
Main shareholders

Warburton family (100%)

Staff4,659
Founded1876
Websitewww.warburtons.co.uk

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