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Roberts Bakery bags FDF award

Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

Bread Factory scoops second FDF award

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

New online learning webinar launched

A new webinar, ‘How to embed online learning into your organisation’, aims to explore how the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology, especially when it comes to staff training and compliance.

Wallet Circle offers free mobile loyalty to cafés and bakeries

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Artisan bakery to take centre stage at UK’s small business campaign

An award-winning Fulham-based micro bakery, Ma Baker, is to take centre stage at the launch of the UK’s 2016 Small Business Saturday campaign on 3 December.

Barclaycard launches mentoring programme

Barclaycard and The Guardian Small Business Network have teamed up with leading entrepreneurs to champion UK small businesses

Brexit chaos? ‘Storm in a teacup,’ says David Smart

David Smart, director at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about the impact of Brexit on small businesses.

Video: National Cupcake Championships 2016 want YOU

The National Cupcake Championships 2016 are officially open for entries from the great and the good of the cupcake world.

Five ways social media can work for you

The food industry is at the heart of the smart phone revolution, according a recent seminar on social media use at Foodex 2016.

Mark Muncey’s blog: Taking Cornwall to Shanghai

In the second of three instalments from Proper Cornish’s marketing director, he travels to Shanghai on a bakery mission – to meet distributors, buyers and agencies.

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Budget 2016 – key points for the bakery sector

A rise in the number of businesses able to access Small Business Rate Relief, and a tax on sugary drinks, were among key commitments set out by the Chancellor, George Osborne.

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

New free business app to track allergens

A new app, MenuLab, designed for any business serving food to the public, is now available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, free of charge.

Tesco reprimanded over treatment of suppliers

Supermarket giant Tesco will be censured by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), following a year-long investigation into its payment terms.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has urged employers to prepare for the National Living Wage
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Employers must prepare for Living Wage, says BIS

UK bosses have been urged to better prepare for the National Living Wage (NLW) and avoid potential legal action by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as it emerged only 45% of employers had updated their payrolls.

Industry reacts well to Autumn Statement

Leading industry figures have responded favourably to the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement but raised concerns over the impact of a new Apprenticeship Levy.

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Almondy bought by Danish bakery

Almondy, the Swedish gluten-free bakery, has been acquired by the Danish group Givesco Bakery.

ABF profits and revenues hit by commodity deflation and currency woes

Revenues and profit fell at Associated British Foods – the parent company of Kingsmill – as it was hurt by commodity deflation and currency difficulties.

Big brands join forces to call for trans-fat limit

Major food producers Mars, Kellogg’s, Nestlé and Mondelz have thrown their weight behind a campaign to put a limit on trans-fats in food by signing an open letter to the European Commission.

Real Good Food: bakery and cakes showing growth

Real Good Food plans to focus on its cake decorating and bakery arm, the company revealed this morning.

David Potts: the new chief executive of Morrisons
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Morrisons appoints new chief executive

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

Gerhard’s Blog: Thunderclouds of Tears in Torquay

Gerhard Jenne is gripped by an episode of The Fixer, where he played a cameo role, and finds it a perfect example of TV drama.gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

FSB reveals “alarming” levels of supply chain bullying

An investigation by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed what it calls “alarming” levels of unfair dealing, just a week after Premier Foods hit the headlines.

Chancellor promises business rates review

Chancellor George Osborne has announced there will be a full review of the business rates structure in the UK.

The Autumn Statement:
George Osborne will reveal plans today
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Autumn Statement expected to review business rates

A review of business rates is expected to be unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today.

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Lack of allergen info could result in 'unlimited fines'

Bakeries that fail to warn customers about possible allergens in their food could face an unlimited fine, under new EU rules.

Insights into the bakery market

Do you want to know more about the retail bakery market in the UK? British Baker is broadcasting a live web event next month that can help.

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