Lofthouse of Fleetwood

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Lofthouse of Fleetwood Ltd.
IndustryFood industry
Founded1865; 154 years ago (1865) in Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom
FounderJames Lofthouse
United Kingdom
Area served
ProductsFisherman's Friend
OwnersDoreen Lofthouse, Tony Lofthouse, Duncan Lofthouse & a family foundation
Number of employees

Lofthouse of Fleetwood Ltd. is a British family-owned company based in Fleetwood. It was headed by Tony Lofthouse until his death in 2018; he was the fourth generation of the Lofthouse family to head the company. The company's most famous product is the Fisherman's Friend menthol lozenge.[1]

Two-thirds of the company's shares were held by Doreen and Tony Lofthouse, and the remaining third by a family foundation and their son Duncan Lofthouse.[needs update][2] The company was estimated to be valued at £165 million in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ Katharina Slodczyk (2010-04-15). "Das Wunder von Fleetwood" (in German). Wirtschaftswoche. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. ^ "Fylde business family beats bad luck". The Gazette (Blackpool). 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2017-04-23 – via HighBeam. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  3. ^ Robert Hardman (2009-05-20). "LOZENGE THAT CONQUERED THE WORLD; They're tongue-numblingly potent and not for the faint- hearted. But they're HUGE in Norway and Thailand -- and they've netted a packet for one very modest British family ... HOW I SEE IT.(Features)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2017-04-23 – via Questia Online Library. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)

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