Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has created two new innovations for its Multitex4 bread moulder, enabling it to enrobe standard loaves with seeds or grains and/or create swirled loaves.

Tate & Lyle expands oats plant

21 September, 2016

Speciality ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has expanded capacity at its oats ingredients manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

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.

British Baker has learnt that Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new 100% wholly owned subsidiary business, Renshaw US Inc. and opened a warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.

The Barry Callebaut Group is to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium, resulting in a long-term supply agreement between the two companies.

Real Good Food has confirmed that it has created a new 100% wholly-owned subsidiary business in the US, under the name Renshaw US Inc.

Cake, bread and morning goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has enjoyed a near 25% rise in group revenue for the financial year ended 2 July 2016, according to preliminary results from the company.

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has presented a Cheshire scout group with a special commemorative hamper as part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

Manchester wholesale bakery GH Sheldon’s saw a sharp drop in profits in the year to the end of February, according to its recently filed annual accounts.

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.

Roberts Bakery has embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at the firm’s Ilkeston site.

Agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s has announced the disposal of its food division, Carr’s Flour Mills Ltd, to flour milling business Whitworths Holdings Limited (Whitworths) for a gross consideration of £36m.

The palletising of artisanal loaves has been revolutionised by the new system at Speciality Bread (SB)’s £3m state-of-the-art Margate bakery. 

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten substitute that it says can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers.

Commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has introduced a new partnership scheme for dealers - the Select Partner programme, which was launched at the company’s purpose-built manufacturing facilities in Lincoln.

French analysts have revised down their expectations for the country’s milling wheat harvest, but UK traders are eyeing export opportunities to North Africa.

A £15m Yorkshire-based biscuit and confectionery specialist Right Angle Marketing (York) has been sold in a management buy-out (MBO) for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

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.

Real Good Food has reported a statutory profit before tax of £12.9m for the year ending 31 March 2016.

Global ingredients company, Taura Natural Ingredients will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the news that its European sales are on target to increase by 20% this year.

Food to go has continued to drive sales for manufacturer Greencore Group’s convenience division.

Leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a rise in sales revenue of 24.8% to £319.7m for the full financial year ended 2 July.

Job losses at Allied

18 July, 2016

Allied Bakeries, the company behind Kingsmill, Allinson and Burgen, plans to shut a distribution centre in Flintshire, which will put 53 jobs at risk.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has outlined the industry’s key priorities in the Brexit negotiations in an open letter to incoming prime minister Theresa May.

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has announced that it is to save a number of jobs at its Leeds operation.

Bakkavör sells Vaco

07 July, 2016

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer the Bakkavör group has agreed the sale of Belgian fresh prepared food business, Vaco, to Culinor Food Group.

New trucks for Roberts

06 July, 2016

Roberts Bakery has five new bespoke bread transport trucks, thanks to its contract with Bibby Distribution.

A huge fire broke out at a bakery owned by Morrisons in Wakefield yesterday afternoon.

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has launched a new convection oven.

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

Tributes have been paid to former Wrights Pies director David Wright, who passed away last week in sudden and unexpected circumstances.

Park Cakes, a major supplier of own-brand cakes and desserts for retailers, plans to pursue further growth and investment opportunities, after securing a multi-million-pound funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

Production to be increased by up to 250% for Brown & Blond, thanks to plans to break through the £350,000 turnover barrier with a move to new premises. 

A demonstration will take place outside Ginsters manufacturer Samworth Brothers’ head office in Melton Mowbray, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).

Next month HRH Prince Edward will officially open The Chocolate & Pastry School, run by Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks.

Stornoway-based Stag Bakeries has announced the completion of a £525k investment programme.

Hertfordshire-based Jas Bowman & Sons Limited is withdrawing from the milling market to concentrate on ingredients.

The winner of Mono equipment’s Dec-A-Doughnut Competition is coffee shop owner Berris Evans from Pontypridd, South Wales.

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

Bradford bakery firm Happy Bread has been found guilty of driving qualifications fraud.

Birmingham-based 2 Sisters, which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, has signed a five-year contract with Sheffield-based Gunstones Bakery, and elsewhere at the company there are further BFAWU strikes planned.

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, plans to create 470 new roles in its deli and desserts businesses.

United Biscuits (UB) owner Yildiz Holdings has combined its global biscuits and confectionery businesses to form a new company worth £3.57bn ($5.2bn).

Northumbrian Fine Foods Ltd (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2m in new baking production capabilities.

Independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a new belgian chocolate filling to add to its existing luxury range.

Butter prices up 13%

27 May, 2016

Bakers face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

Ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has posted flat sales but has seen a boost to profits, with unadjusted pre-tax profits rising from £25m to £126m.

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

Next month crop supplier KWS Group is to unveil four new varieties spanning three crop types, each offering class-leading grain quality attributes. 

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