Ashbridge, Ian
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/30/2008, p19
Trade Publication
The article features the agricultural firm Frontier in Great Britain. Banks Cargill Agriculture merged with Allied Grain in 2005 to form Frontier, some in agriculture saw it as inevitable consolidation within a shrinking industry. Chief executive Mark Aitchison is proud of the business he has put together and believes Frontier can be a flagship for the British arable industry. Parents Cargill and Associated British Foods are 50:50 non-controlling shareholders in Frontier while pre-tax operating profits of £11.3 million are retained in the business.


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