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Smith Kendon

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of London, maker of boiled sweets by hand

of Waterton, Bridgend, Glamorgan

1780 Business established

Famous for its "travel sweets"

c.1970 moved to Bridgend

1974 Won Queen's Award for Industry[1]

By 1982 was partly owned by Beatrice Foods when it acquired Callard and Bowser, Nuttall[2] with which it was combined.

1988 Acquired by United Biscuits when it bought Beatrice's confectionery businesses.[3]

1993 United Biscuits sold its confectionery group to Kraft General Foods; this included Terry's, Callard and Bowser, Nuttalls, Smith Kendon, Chocometz, Aura[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 22, 1974
  2. The Times Mar 16, 1982
  3. The Times, August 03, 1988
  4. The Times Mar. 4, 1993