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Derwent Valley Foods

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1982 Founded in a portable cabin in Consett. There were four directors originally, three of whom had previous experience in snack manufacturing. They saw a gap in the market for a range of snacks specifically aimed at adults, rather than just normal crisps and snacks which were available at the time. In aiming to create a premium brand distinguished by its authenticity, quality and excitement the Phileas Fogg brand name was settled on.

1988 They began television advertisements

As a result of the products' success the company expanded to three locations and more than 250 employees on Medomsley Road, Consett.

In 1990 Derwent Valley Foods became the first snack company to be accredited with BS5750 (ISO 9000).

In March 1993, the company was sold to United Biscuits and fell under the umbrella of KP Snacks.

In 2009 the Fogg brand was relaunched with new television advertisements, new products and new packaging. The product line now includes regular potato crisps.


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