Borthwick Catalogue

Rowntree Mackintosh plc, confectionery manufacturers

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Rowntree Mackintosh plc, confectionery manufacturers

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In 1969 Rowntree & Co merged with John Mackintosh & Sons to become Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd. In 1982 the parent company changed its name to Rowntree Mackintosh PLC. The change coincided with a period of expansion during the 1980s, the company acquiring some 13 companies in the period to 1986. Rowntree Mackintosh was acquired by Nestlé in June 1988, after a bidding war with fellow Swiss confectionery maker, Jacobs Suchard.


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Yorkshire Moulds Ltd (25 June 1947 - 15 December 2015)

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Yorkshire Moulds Ltd is owned by Rowntree Mackintosh plc, confectionery manufacturers

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