Financial Times.com has an article about the future of Ilford. It looks as if the demand for Ilford products "has been dropping caused by the rapid growth in digital cameras."
Ilford has been one of the foremost names in imaging for well over a century. It is an independant company, with key specializations in the developement and manufacture of black and white and color photographic materials, digital inkjet products and digital photoprinting technology. - taken from the Ilford company profile on ilford.com.