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New York Bakery Co bagels hit by production issues

New York Bakery Co has been forced to temporarily halt production of some of its bagels after suffering “teething problems” at its site in Rotherham following an upgrade.

Union challenges McVitie’s on Glasgow plans

McVitie’s has been urged to reassure workers over its long-term commitment to production at its Glasgow factory.​

Traceability: Tailor your approach to track and trace

With traceability an important element in production, bakers need to ensure they have a system that really answers their needs

Wheat crop: Proportion meeting high-quality bread spec at 13-year high

The level of Nabim Group 1 varieties hitting the high-quality bread wheat specification has hit a 13-year high this season.

Roberts' Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
Roberts Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
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Roberts Bakery invests a further £1m in Ilkeston site

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

Food equipment manufacturer designs UK’s first machine to solve dried fruit solution

Food equipment manufacturer Concept Engineering has introduced to the UK market a machine that specifically loosens up dried fruit.

Edme brings ancient grain back to Britain

Food ingredients supplier Edme is reintroducing the ancient grain naked barley into Britain - the first commercial crop was recently harvested.

Furniss Biscuits installs new oven to increase production

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

Businesses and government must make food fairer, UK shoppers say

The majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and government to make food fair, according to a survey carried out by an independent research consultancy, GlobeScan.

Bells Food Group completes first phase of investment

Scotland-based pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has completed the first part of a three-year £3.6m investment that will double its pastry production.

Production unaffected in Ginsters factory blaze

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

Tunnock’s plans multi-million pound extension

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has submitted plans for a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston.

Costa considers Brexit impact as coffee prices rise

Costa Coffee owner Whitbread may rein back investment following the Leave win in last week’s referendum, while coffee prices could soon rocket due to severe droughts.

Samworth to build new factory

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

Brownie specialist eyes £350k turnover

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. 

£1.2m investment for Northumbrian Fine Foods

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

Sugar prices rocket

There has been a 37.9% increase in sugar prices year on year (yoy) due to concerns over dwindling supplies, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) price index.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production restarts at flood-hit factory

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

Brioche Pasquier achieves new Sainsbury’s listings

French bakery Brioche Pasquier has added five new products to its range in Sainsbury’s, which takes the company’s listing with the supermarket up to nine.

Allied invests £1m in pancakes

Sunblest pancake production has been overhauled at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakery’s East Belfast plant. 

Scottish companies forge gluten-free partnership

A partnership to produce gluten-free biscuits has been announced by Duncan’s of Deeside and Pulsetta Foods.

Ginger Nut production restarted

United Biscuits (UB) has resumed production of McVitie’s Ginger Nuts at its Carlisle factory.

European sugar crisis imminent?

A sugar supply crisis in Europe is almost certain, bakers have been warned.

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Pudding
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Ministry of Pudding expands production capability

Ministry of Pudding has spent around £500,000 on new equipment, ahead of fresh product releases later in the year.

United Biscuits confirms national biscuit shortage

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.

Border Biscuits launches marketing campaign

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, has launched a major rebranding and advertising programme along with a new biscuit range.

Martin Brown, new operations manager at Invicta Bakeware
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New manager at Invicta Bakeware

Invicta Bakeware, equipment manufacturer and supplier, has hired a new manager to keep up with customer demand.

Prince Charles visiting the flooded factory
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United Biscuits restarts production at flood-hit Carlisle factory

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.

Border Biscuits to add second production line

Border Biscuits, the Lanarkshire-based biscuit producer, is to build a second production line at its Lanark facility.

Wrights Food Group doubles production capacity

Wrights Food Group has installed a £1.2m pie production line, which it says will double its pie production capacity.

Hovis considers more cuts to combat an expected fall in demand
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Hovis threatens to cut more Wigan jobs

Hovis workers in Wigan have been hit with fresh woes after it was announced cut-backs were putting 111 jobs at risk.

New legislation could trigger a flood of cheap sugar
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Liberalised sugar market could lead to a flood of cheap imports

Europe could be flooded by cheap sugar because of plans to liberalise the sugar market, according to a new study.

Record wheat yield at harvest

This year’s harvest is set to become the biggest wheat yield on record, it has been revealed.

Feel Free For Gluten Free launches doughnut range in Tesco

Feel Free For Gluten Free has launched a new doughnut product in 250 Tesco stores.

Hovis scales back production at Wigan

Unions have confirmed that 40 jobs were lost at the end of July, when Hovis closed down a bread production line at its Wigan bakery.

Gerhard’s Blog – GBBO goes Victorian

I’m not surprised that The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) went back to the Victorian age for its latest round. So much of our baking is rooted in this era of enormous change. From new ingredients to production processes, this was a time so fast-moving, comparable to changes in computerisation and information technology during the modern Elizabethan age.

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Olive oil prices are still rising
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Olive oil prices jump 10%

Extra virgin olive oil prices are up almost 10%, with little sign of the sourcing situation improving.

ADM cocoa will become part of Cargill
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Europe clears Cargill’s ADM cocoa deal

The European Commission has granted conditional clearance for the $440m (£226.4m) Cargill acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business in Europe.

Subway moves cookie production from US to Germany

Subway has moved the production of its cookies to Europe - the first time they have been produced out of the US - as it chases European expansion.

Brownie firm doubles production

Bad Brownie bakery has more than doubled its product output after opening a new kitchen.

Strike to disrupt Fox’s Biscuits production

Production at the Batley Fox’s Biscuits factory in West Yorkshire is expected to be disrupted, following an engineering workers strike.

Burton's new Maryland Softbake biscuits at the Cookie of Excellence centre, Blackpool
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Burton’s reveals investment and ambitions for power brands

Burton’s Biscuit Company has invested £5m at its Cookie of Excellence Centre in Blackpool as it pursues major plans for its power brands.

Bath Bakery branches into gluten-free

Family-run Bath Bakery has launched a new range of gluten-free goods to meet customer demands.

Crantock Bakery talks possibility of second site

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

WC Rowe plans £2m spend on bakery recovery

WC Rowe is contemplating a £2m spend on its Falmouth site to bring it back up to standard, the director in charge of the renovation has said.

Geary's bakery expands
Loughborough bakery expands after just 4 years in new premises
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Geary’s bakery plans £2m extension

Loughborough based Geary’s bakery plans to spend £2m on a 10,000sq ft extension, British Baker can reveal. 

Wall's ensures pasties are Cornish by moving production

Kerry Foods has relocated production of its pasties to ensure that the pastries keep their Cornish status. 

Warburtons’ closures hits company profits

Warburtons has seen a 37% decline in profits to £16.3m in 2011, which the firm has attributed to the restructuring of its bakery operations.

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