Aryzta has announced a top-level management shake-up, with chief executive Owen Killian among a trio of senior figures to leave the bakery business.

Flavourings and ingredients developer TasteTech has opened a bakery laboratory at its Bristol HQ.

Ingredients supplier Edme has appointed a new sales manager with experience of the fast-growing gluten-free market.

Britain’s milling industry used a record amount of wheat between July and December last year.

Richard Pennycook, the man credited with saving The Co-op Group, is to step down as CEO.

Aldi has overtaken The Co-operative to become Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket chain.

Consumer uncertainty following the Brexit referendum made for a challenging financial year, Sayers the Bakers has reported.

Tesco is selling 800g loaves of Kingsmill at two-for-£1.20 – the lowest price for a major bread brand in at least five years.

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has raised prices as its margins come under pressure from commodity price hikes.

Former Morrisons chairman and life president Sir Ken Morrison CBE has died.

Strong food-to-go sales have driven a 9.1% increase in like-for-like revenue at Greencore Group in the 13 weeks to 30 December 2016.

Tesco and wholesaler Booker Group – which includes the Premier, Londis and Budgens symbol groups – are merging to create “the UK's leading food business”.

Details of a major shake-up in Greggs’ manufacturing and distribution network have emerged over the past week.

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has reported a 4.3% increase in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.

Greggs has revealed its Norwich bakery is to close as part of a major shake-up of its manufacturing and distribution structure, which is feared to have put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Greggs has revealed further shake-ups in its manufacturing structure following news it is to convert its bakery in Birmingham into a distribution centre.

Tonnes of sandwiches and other chilled food that would have gone to waste may now be made available for charity use under new ‘use-by’ date guidance.

An unnamed business has made an approach to acquire Fox’s Biscuits.

Storage silo manufacturer Barton Fabrications has secured accreditation from the SafeContractor scheme for its commitment to health and safety.

Consumers are being advised how to avoid exposure to acrylamide when cooking at home in a new campaign from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Finsbury Foods has said continued investment will help it address commodity cost inflation, but has warned it may also have to raise prices.

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Premier Foods’ branded cakes sales fell in the last quarter of 2016 as mince pies volumes shifted from Mr Kipling to own-label products.

Greggs says its “growing strength” in food-to-go has contributed to a 4.2% hike in like-for-like sales through its company-managed stores in the past year.

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Warburtons is planning to create a campus-style research and development (R&D) centre in Bolton as it aims to become “Britain’s best food business”.

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Premier Foods, owner of a raft of household brands including Mr Kipling, is preparing to increase the price retailers pay for its products.

Supermarkets have had their best Christmas trading in four years thanks to a late surge in sales.

WD Systems has unveiled a modular spiral conveyer system that it claims eliminates issues around cleaning and maintenance.

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

Forty-six jobs are at risk at Spalding Bakery after the business revealed plans to shake up its shift system.

Irwin & Sons back in profit

06 January, 2017

Northern Ireland-based bakery Irwin & Sons returned to profit in 2016 after reporting a loss the previous year.

Growth in its own retail outlets has driven a strong performance by Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister in the past year.

Dentists say ‘cake culture’ – celebrating success or special occasions with sweet treats – has made the workplace a main site of sugar consumption for many Brits.

Convenience food firm Greencore has completed its acquisition of US business Peacock Foods

As the year draws to a close, we present the 10 stories that attracted the largest audience among subscribers to British Baker’s e-newsletter in 2016.

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

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Ingredients supplier Macphie has reported a hike in sales and profit in its full-year results, driven by a strong performance in foodservice.

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Today’s Group has developed an NPD scorecard designed to help its members and suppliers determine the likely success or failure of new products.

Integrating research with practice is vital to the future of UK crop production, delegates at the tenth AHDB Agronomists’ Conference have heard.

Ingredients supplier EHL has predicted chickpea flour will be a major trend for the coming year.

Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth – who is also an aerospace engineer – has helped to engineer the perfect Christmas gingerbread house.

Former Genius Gluten Free boss Roz Cuschieri has been appointed chairman of snack brand Emily Crisps.

Premium own-label ranges have been star performers in Britain’s supermarkets in the past quarter, according to data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

A single-serve cake designed to be eaten with a spoon has been highlighted as a ‘breakthrough’ product launch in a new study.

Warburtons has said it is hoping to reinvigorate the sandwich thins market following a sharp drop in overall category sales.

Businesses have been invited to comment on a new three-year strategy for cereals and oilseeds published this month by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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