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Sainsbury, Tesco, and overseas retailers that serve British expatriates stock Aunt Bessie’s frozen Yorkshire puddings, one of the convenience dishes made by the fifth-generation Oughtred family business William Jackson & Son. The Hull company has three divisions. Tryton Foods makes Aunt Bessie’s frozen products; Jackson’s Bakery bakes speciality breads; and Kwok’s Foods produces Oriental dishes for British supermarkets. Last year the Oughtreds sold their Jackson’s Stores chain of corner shops to Sainsbury for £78m. Profits rose by 131% a year from £605,000 in 2001 to £7.4m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank5
CompanyWilliam Jackson Food Group
ActivityFood producer
LocationNorth Humberside
Annual profit growth130.90%
Latest profits £000s7,448
Latest sales £000s206,720
Staff3,234
Founded1851
Websitewww.wjfg.co.uk

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