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Established in 2006 in a buyout led by chairman Steven Joseph, this firm now claims to be Britain’s largest privately owned confectionery maker. It produces a wide range of traditional treats such as Butterkist popcorn and Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts. Its success in recent years is owed significantly to some key acquisitions, including Burton’s Foods confectionery division in 2006, and Monkhill, from Cadbury, in 2008. The introduction of popular new products such as Henry Goode’s Soft Eating Liquorice has also contributed to a sales growth of 47% a year, from £48.5m in 2006 to £154.5m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank90
CompanyTangerine Confectionery
ActivityConfectionery manufacturer
LocationBlackpool
Annual sales rise over 3 years47.11%
Latest sales £000s154,549
Staff1,343
Founded2006
Websitewww.tangerineuk.net

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