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Andrew Jones, managing director at Mono with the new centre
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Mono invests £100k in product innovation

Mono Equipment has built a new product innovation centre to encourage NPD.

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Costa customers consumed 464 million cups of coffee last year
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Costa to spend £36m on new roastery

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, is to build a new roastery in a £36m investment to support its national and international growth ambitions. 

Tromp predicts bright future as turnover leaps 10%

The Tromp Group has seen a jump in turnover of around 10% in the year since it joined the Markel Food Group in August last year.

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Wayne Caddy to host bakery class with Mono
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Wayne Caddy offers masterclass at Mono

Mono Equipment, the Swansea-based machinery supplier, is holding its first-ever bakery masterclass featuring award-winner Wayne Caddy.

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Sainsbury's reports small decline in Q4 sales
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Sainsbury’s records decline in Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like retail sales were down 1.9% in its fourth-quarter trading statement as “the trading environment remains challenging”. 

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Wrights confectionery production is up 32%
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Wrights boosts confectionery with £6m spend

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group’s £6m investment in a new confectionery line has increased productivity by 32% in the last 12 months. 

Industry helps ‘Bread Nose Day’ event

The baking industry is lending a hand to a trio of amateur bakers, who will bake bread through the night to raise money for Comic Relief.

EPP will distribute eco-friendly bakery washing machines
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‘Green’ bakery washing machines launched

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has launched a range of eco-friendly bakery washing machines.

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Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK dealer
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Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK distributor

Bakery equipment manufacturer Mono Equipment will now also distribute all products of fellow manufacturer Canol to the UK. 

New Chevler acquisition increases production

Chevler, the manufacturer of baking cases and muffin, has clinched a deal for the production rights and machinery of a mini-loaf cake maker that will dramatically increase its output.

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Kingsmill Thins: launched later in 2014
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ABF turns in 24% profit rise

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported its grocery operating profit increased by 24% in the year to 13 September 2014, although growth was affected by low sugar prices in the EU. 

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Celebrity chef to headline for Unox at Restaurant Show

Unox UK has joined forces with celebrity chef Peter Sidwell for the Restaurant Show 2014.

Bread manufacturer saves £35k

A major sliced bread manufacturer has saved £35,000 following free guidance from ingredients manufacturer. 

Bakeware company wins people management award

Invicta, the British bakeware company, has been awarded Investors in People status.

Silver environment award for Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf Bakery UK has been recognised at the Zero Waste Awards 2014.

Village Bakery gains permission for academy

Welsh business the Village Bakery has secured planning permission for a new £2.3m baking academy.

John Jackson, Midlands regional general manager
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Allied completes £25m bakery spend at West Bromwich

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a £25m investment at its West Bromwich bakery.

König devises new roll plant line

Manufacturer König has created a new automatic roll plant range.

Interbake designs own depositor

Interbake, the bakery equipment supplier, has designed its own depositor and claims it is set to boost the company’s profits by 50%.

Bakels wins Great British Bounce Back title

Bakery ingredients supplier British Bakels has won the Great British Bounce Back – a competition run by the organisers of Foodex – which celebrates food and drink manufacturers that are recovering from the recession and investing for the future.

Top 5 tips for Foodex

Here are British Baker's top tips for Foodex, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 24 - 26 March. 

Best Bakery winner spends £90k on business

The Cake Shop Bakery, Suffolk has invested £90,000 in expanding the business and updating its image.

In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

Bakels opens “world class” baking centre

Bakels has officially opened a “world class” new baking centre at its HQ in Oxfordshire. 

App launched to promote healthier food and drink choices

Food campaigners have launched a free smartphone app to help consumers switch to healthier food and drink choices.

Plans revealed for international bakery academy

Plans have been put forward for a UK-based international academy for bakery and confectionery.

Bakers in the south face further flood warnings

Further flooding is threatening bakery trade in the south as the Met Office issued an Amber warning.

Warburtons executive opens bakery teaching facility

Brett Warburton, executive director of Warburtons, will officially open Leeds City College’s new bakery teaching facilities.

Baker has food hygiene wake-up call

AW Curtis Bakers and Butchers Ltd has pledged to review its hazard procedures after a screw was found in one of its buns.

Puratos takes steps to improve traceability

Ingredients supplier Puratos has installed a new 53XL80 thermal transfer coder from Allen Coding Systems to improve traceability.

Warburtons integrates real-time GPS tracking

Warburtons has integrated real-time Nayman Wireless GPS vehicle tracking with its Paragon transport routing and scheduling system into its delivery vehicles.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Fletchers completes £1m expansion

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £1m expansion of its cold storage facilities at its dedicated foodservice business unit Kara.

Dutch equipment firm declared bankrupt

Dutch bakery equipment company Capway Systems has filed for bankruptcy, it has been revealed.

SAS hires new director

Alan Burgess has been appointed as a director of food manufacturing equipment firm Spice Application Systems (SAS).

Allied's investment could reap dividends

Allied Bakeries' investment in its plants and equipment could help position it as one of the most efficient UK plant bread manufacturers, according to a leading City analyst.

Golden Valley opens new site

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap (GVPS) has invested in a new warehouse and national distribution centre to cope with a growing demand for its products.

Craft bakers' packs in short supply

Bakers are being urged to sign up for a limited-edition ingredients and equipment pack as part of this year’s National Craft Bakers’ Week (8-13 October).

Foster Refrigeration raises £12k for charity

Staff and clients of Foster Refrigeration have raised £12,028 for two charitable causes.

AMF buys Tromp in strategic deal

Tromp has been acquired by North American bakery equipment manufacturer AMF Bakery Systems.

Bookings open for ‘lean manufacturing’ conference

Campden BRI and the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) will be hosting a conference to look at ways of improving manufacturing efficiency in the food and drink sector.


Four new liverymen at Worshipful Company

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at the Bakers’ Halls.

UCB sues conveyor belt makers for £6.8m

United Central Bakeries (UCB) has taken legal action against two machinery manufacturers after a fire set alight a heatproof conveyor belt in 2006.

Italian event promises a focus on health

SIAB, the Italian bakery show held in Verona, will take place from 25-29 May 2013. The organisers have formed alliances with different countries, including Brazil and Russia, to widen the scope of the event's market.

Thomas the Baker revamps IT software

Thomas the Baker has collaborated with RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 investment in overhauling its current IT infrastructure.

Warburtons launches sticky dough equipment

UK bakery manufacturer Warburtons has developed new technology designed to speed up the assessment of dough’s stickiness in commercial bakeries.

Spooner Industries joins FoB

Spooner Industries has joined The Federation of Bakers as a new associate member.

Reynards staff in charity skydive

Two Reynards Manchester depot employees, Iain Doggett and Jon Smith, have agreed to take part in a charity skydive to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Golden Valley wraps up BRC plaudit

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists (GVPS), which supplies hand- and machine-applied pallet wrapping to the food manufacturing sector, has been awarded BRC accreditation in storage and distribution.

Job losses at equipment firm

Around 62 jobs are thought to have been lost at bakery equipment manufacturer Turkington Europe, after the firm was placed in administration.

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