New CFO for Greencore

20 September, 2016

Convenience food and cakes and desserts manufacturer Greencore Group has appointed Eoin Tonge as chief financial officer and as a director of the group with effect from 3 October 2016.

According to a report from MCA, Glyn House, who earlier this year stepped down from his post as chief operating officer at Wagamama, will take the helm at Caffè Nero.

Burton’s CEO steps down

31 August, 2016

Ben Clarke has announced he will step down from his post as chief executive of Burton’s Biscuits Company after seven years in the post. 

This week, United Biscuits-owned Jacob’s launched their #CRACKINdiscoveries campaign, and announced a partnership with musician and cheese maker, Alex James, who will be the company’s chief taste curator.

Bosses from retailer Sainsbury’s have suggested that starting a price war would be not be a logical step forwards for rival retailer Asda.

Convenience store and newsagent operator McColl’s has agreed to buy 298 stores from The Co-operative Group, in a deal worth £117m.

Jeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).

Top change at Asda

15 June, 2016

Walmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as chief executive and president of Asda in July.

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods, has said a firm bid from the American spice firm never happened. 

Morrisons has reported a second quarter of rising like-for-like (LFL) sales, as it continues to cut costs and prices, although total sales fell due to store closures.

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer of protein.

Whitbread’s shares soared yesterday as takeover and break-up talk was rife around the owner of Costa Coffee.

UB boss steps down

14 March, 2016

United Biscuits’ chief executive, Jeff van der Eems, has stepped down with immediate effect.

Senior judges in Belfast have allowed Northern Ireland’s Attorney General to become involved in the Ashers Baking Company gay cake row.

A clutch of leading food firms have joined nearly 200 business leaders saying leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK's economy at risk.

Brakes Group, the food supplier that had purportedly been considering a flotation, has been sold to US company Sysco in a deal worth $3.1bn (£2.2bn).

Ashers Baking Company's appeal against its £500 fine for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has been adjourned, due to the intervention of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

Aryzta, the Irish-Swiss bakery group, has reported a 6.1% rise in revenue to €995m (£701m) for the three months to 31 October.

Fruit and nut supplier Whitworths has announced Mark Fairweather as its new chief executive.

The sale of 14 development sites to pan-European property investor Meyer Bergman has raised £250m for troubled supermarket giant Tesco.

Patisserie Holdings, owner of Patisserie Valerie, has raised a combined total of £15m after the directors sold 4.8 million shares.

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new chief executive, it was revealed today.

The Tesco boss in charge of in-store restaurants and coffee shops, such as Harris + Hoole and Euphorium, has reportedly left the business.

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

David Potts, the former boss of Tesco in Ireland and Asia, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Morrisons.

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a management restructure, with current chief executive Alastair Macphie moving to the role of executive chairman.

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