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Farleys Infant Food

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Farley's Infant Food Ltd., of Plymouth.

1919 Business formed to make and sell Farley's "rusks" when the Trahair family to concentrate their business interests on these products.

1920 The business was transferred to Woolster Street.

1931 A new model factory was built at Torr Lane, Peverell, Plymouth; the Company expanded rapidly

1968 The Glaxo Group took over the business.

1976 Glaxo consolidated all of the group's food products as Farley Health Products

1986 Boots The Chemist Limited bought the Farley's interests from Glaxo and operations continued at the Torr Lane site until the factory shut in 1990. It is now the site of a supermarket.

1994 the company was acquired by Heinz in a deal valued at £94 million.

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