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John Burgess and Son

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of Strand, London

of Hythe Road, Willesden Junction, London, NW. (1914)

1760 Company established. John Burgess sold imported luxury foods, including anchovies caught by fishing boats off Leghorn.

1788 The company products advertised in the first issue of the London Times.

c1790 The company opened its first London premises at 101 Strand, and after this was outgrown it moved to 107 Strand, London.

1901 Incorporated as a limited company 5 March.

1900s The company was sold to the Brookes family.

1914 Manufacturers of sauces and pickles, Italian warehousemen. Specialities: essence of anchovies, anchovy paste, Gorgona anchovies, potted meats, potted fish, pickles, sauces, soups, olive oil, vinegars. [1]

1954 Rayners, manufacturers of flavourings and essences, acquired the firm.

1990 Company became part of the Hero Group.

1997 Company became part of the Rayner Food Group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5