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Bakkavör appoints two non-executive directors

Bakkavör has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors – including McDonald’s veteran Denis Hennequin.

Genius Gluten Free appoints new CEO

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has announced Jeremy Bradley as the company’s new CEO. He will succeed Roz Cuschieri from the 16 October.

Burton’s CEO steps down

Ben Clarke has announced he will step down from his post as chief executive of Burton’s Biscuits Company after seven years in the post. 

**VIDEO** In conversation with Chris Peck, executive chairman, West Cornwall Pasty Company

Chris Peck, executive chairman of the West Cornwall Pasty Company, explains the "turnaround story" for his business since he took the helm in 2014.

Finsbury Food Group reports near 25% sales jump

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.

Ex UB boss is new Continental Bakeries chairman

Jeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).

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Top change at Asda

Walmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as chief executive and president of Asda in July.

McCormick was a ‘phantom bid’ says Premier

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods, has said a firm bid from the American spice firm never happened. 

Changes to Finsbury board

Retail and foodservice bakery group Finsbury Food has a new non-executive director in Zoe Morgan, and is to lose a non-executive director in Edward Beale. 

New CEO for Hovis

Hovis has announced that Nish Kankiwala will be its new chief executive, as Martyn Wilks retires. 

ABF director retires

Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced Peter Smith has stepped down as a non-executive director after nine years.

Exercise detail urged for food labels

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s board

Sainsbury’s has announced Brian Cassin will join its board as a non-executive director.

Costa beset by separation rumours

Whitbread’s shares soared yesterday as takeover and break-up talk was rife around the owner of Costa Coffee.

New director for Tesco

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced that Lindsey Pownall will join the board as an additional independent non-executive director.

FSA announces new appointments to the board

David Brooks, Rosie Glazebrook, Stewart Houston and Paul Williams will serve an initial three year term with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), ending in 2019.

UB boss steps down

United Biscuits’ chief executive, Jeff van der Eems, has stepped down with immediate effect.

Food firms sign letter opposing Brexit

A clutch of leading food firms have joined nearly 200 business leaders saying leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK's economy at risk.

Tesco buys Harris +Hoole coffee shops outright

Tesco now has full ownership of its in-store coffee shop business Harris + Hoole.

New director for Finsbury

Finsbury Foods, the retail and foodservice bakery group, has a new non-executive director in Marnie Millard.

Nick Young, new UK chief executive of Aubaine
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Aubaine announces new UK chief executive

Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

Richard Hazeldine to join the board of BSB

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has announced that Richard Hazeldine, national sales manager at Zeelandia, has become a member of its executive committee.

Whitbread announces new non-executive director

Whitbread, the group that owns Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has appointed Chris Kennedy as a non-executive director.

Aryzta enjoys Q1 revenue growth

Aryzta, the Irish-Swiss bakery group, has reported a 6.1% rise in revenue to €995m (£701m) for the three months to 31 October.

Morrisons LFL sales have slumped 2.6% (excluding fuel)
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Morrisons hit by fresh sales slump

Supermarket chain Morrisons has seen another drop in sales, with a 2.6% fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel in the 13 weeks to 1 November 2015.

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Whitworths appoints new chief executive

Fruit and nut supplier Whitworths has announced Mark Fairweather as its new chief executive.

Morrisons LFLs down 2.7%, reveals plans to sell 11 stores

Morrisons saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) drop by 2.7% in its first half – and has announced plans to close 11 stores.

Patisserie Holdings sell shares

Patisserie Holdings, owner of Patisserie Valerie, has raised a combined total of £15m after the directors sold 4.8 million shares.

Whitbread appoints next CEO

Whitbread, the company behind Costa, has filled the position of chief executive with Lloyds Banking boss, Alison Brittain.

BFP appoints new chief executive

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new chief executive, it was revealed today.

Tesco coffee shop director ‘leaves’ business

The Tesco boss in charge of in-store restaurants and coffee shops, such as Harris + Hoole and Euphorium, has reportedly left the business.

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

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.

Exclusive: management changes at Macphie

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a management restructure, with current chief executive Alastair Macphie moving to the role of executive chairman.

Shares in Greggs fall after 2012 profits revealed

Shares in Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, fell by 43.5p yesterday - after the City reacted to the company’s fall in profits in 2012.

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