Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has been granted permission by council chiefs to build a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston, Glasgow.

HRH The Princess Royal this week officially opened a £6m Wrights Food Group factory in Crewe.

Upmarket cheesecake company Rhokett, which supplies Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, has opened its third factory in Kent after securing £1.5m in bank fundings.

London-based The Bread Factory has teamed up with executive chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho from Michelin-star restaurant Barrafina to develop an artichoke sourdough, with all profits to be donated to Action Against Hunger.

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

Planning permission is set to be granted for almost 300 new homes to be built on the former Burton’s biscuit factory site in Moreton, Wirral.

Tesco has agreed to sell its Euphorium Bakery business for an undisclosed sum.

We spoke to Ben Eastick at the Ragus factory in Slough.

Ginsters has confirmed it is operating as usual following a chimney fire at its Callington factory in Cornwall.

Leicestershire-based craft business Geary’s bakery has been given approval by Blaby District Council to build a new factory to double its production of bread.

Greencore Group has acquired Warwickshire-based The Sandwich Factory Holdings Limited (The Sandwich Factory) from sausage-maker Cranswick.

Bulk ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle PLC said its Q1 profits from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 were up on the same period last year.

The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce the BIA finalists for 2016!

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers, the company behind Ginsters, is proposing to build a 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

07 June, 2016

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that Jacob’s latest advert will feature Mark-Francis Vandelli of TV’s Made in Chelsea, and James ‘Arg’ Argent of The Only Way is Essex.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Around 39 jobs are to go at Brace’s Bakery, after the family-owned firm announced it was to close its site in Crumlin, near Newport.

United Biscuits (UB), which owns the McVitie’s, Jacobs and Go Ahead brands, has admitted the flooding of its Carlisle factory has resulted in a nationwide shortage of its biscuits.

General Mills UK, which manufactures Jus-Rol pastry, is to close its Berwick bakery following a review of the business.

United Biscuits (UB) has restarted production of McVitie’s Gold biscuit bars at its Carlisle factory, after the site was devastated by floods in the wake of Storm Desmond.

The Bread Factory has reported another year of double-digit growth, with revenue up 25% from £36.1m to £45.1m.

Carlisle factory hit by floods

07 December, 2015

United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory has been flooded by over a metre of water in the wake of Storm Desmond and staff have been told to stay home.

Dowson moves to larger plant

30 November, 2015

Dowson Food Machinery, the bakery equipment manufacturer, is moving to a larger factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

United Biscuits (UB) is planning to invest £15m to increase capacity at its biggest factory next year and is forecasting a 50% increase in its exports by 2020.

Wholesale bakery The Bread Factory has bought St Albans-based manufacturer Bread Roll for an undisclosed sum.

A bread-themed charity event in support of Action Against Hunger is being organised by London artisan bakery the Bread Factory and executive chef at Duck and Waffle Daniel Doherty.

Proper Cornish’s new £4m factory in Bodmin has been “slightly delayed” from its earmarked June opening.

A farmer’s movement is to march outside British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory today (29 April) to protest the “lack of support” for small-scale producers.

French patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has completed the build of its first UK bakery, in Milton Keynes.

Fox’s Biscuits has confirmed there could be redundancies at its Batley factory, West Yorkshire.

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has signed a deal to set up a new $90m (£59.15m) biscuit factory in Bahrain.

Half of all pizzas have more than the recommended level of salt – with some containing the equivalent of seven Big Macs.

Around 100 workers were reportedly evacuated from United Biscuit’s Mcvitie’s Stockport factory, after some digestives caught fire.

The strike at United Biscuit’s (UB) Jacob’s factory in Liverpool has been suspended to allow time for talks to resolve the dispute around sick pay.

Scottish based Stephens Bakery hopes to open a drive-through bakery concept.

Cornish firm Crantock Bakery has spoken of plans for a second factory following a near six-fold increase in production.  

WC Rowe's Bakery has confrimed an electrical fault as the cause of a factory fire, which tore through its Falmouth premises late Friday evening. 

Andrew Jones Pies has been found guilty of health and safety breaches, after an employee was killed in a gas explosion at its factory, it has been reported.

An Italian foodservice operator has bought Bagel Factory in a deal believed to be worth in the region of £2m.

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