is a UK
brand of marmalades
that was owned by RHM
until that company's takeover by Premier Foods
in March 2007. It produces the "Golden Shred" marmalade
among other products.
The company was founded in 1864 by James Robertson
. Marmalade was originally produced in the back of the shop, but soon a factory was set up to meet increased demand, and jam and mincemeat
were added to the range.
The original factory was based in Paisley
on the town's Stevenson Street in the south of the town. It is now a housing estate, St. Andrew's Court, with the street itself named Robertson's Gait, after the factory that stood there previously. The company also built a factory at Droylsden
in Manchester in 1891, which closed in 2008, and was demolished in 2010.
In 1928 Robertson’s started the Golly brooch collector
scheme which became the longest running collector scheme in history, only finishing in 2001 when Golly was replaced by Roald Dahl
characters. This scheme ended in 2006.
Robertson’s has had a Royal Warrant
In December 2008 Premier Foods announced that it would discontinue Jam in the UK under the Robertson brand in 2009 in order to focus on Robertson's Marmalade, and its more successful Hartley's
jam brand.. Premier is committed to the... Read More