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Samworth Brothers buys minority stake in Higgidy

Ginsters’ owner Samworth Brothers has acquired a minority stake in pie company Higgidy – a move that Higgidy said would accelerate its growth.

Samworth Brothers rolls out food-to-go delivery

Samworth Brothers has launched a new food-to-go business and delivery service called Fresh Food For Now Company.

Dickinson & Morris unveils new recipe Pork Pies

Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its Melton Mowbray Pork Pies with an “improved” recipe and a new look.

Samworth Brothers to buy 2 Sisters sandwich factory

Food manufacturing company Samworth Brothers is to acquire 2 Sisters Food Group’s Manton Wood sandwich business.

FareShare partners with Samworth's Honest Crust

Food distribution charity FareShare has announced its partnership with recently launched food-to-go brand Honest Crust.

New poster campaign for Ginsters

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters is to launch a new poster campaign, designed to raise awareness of the brand’s focus on quality and local sourcing.

Bakery packaging supplier Pulse Flexible Packaging to lose 150 jobs

Pulse Flexible Packaging, which supplies businesses including Walkers Shortbread and Samworth Brothers, is to start production again after entering administration earlier this month.

Samworth Brothers boss quits

Leicestershire-based Samworth Brothers has announced that its chief executive Alex Knight has stepped down from his post.

New MD for West Cornwall Pasty Co

Samworth Brothers-owned West Cornwall Pasty Company (WCPC) has appointed Tony Keating as its new managing director.

Samworth acquires West Cornwall Pasty Company

Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers has acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co (WCPC) from private equity investor Endless LLP, British Baker has learned. 

Soreen’s new festive loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has launched Winter Spice Mini Loaves that are available exclusively in Tesco.

Soreen supports hospital’s ‘Bake it Better’ charity campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has supported Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity campaign Bake It Better after donating £5,000.

Samworth investment pays off

Leicestershire-based Samworth Brothers, maker of Ginsters pasties and Soreen malt loaf, said in a trading statement its investment in staff and facilities had paid off, with revenues topping £900m.

Samworth to extend food-to-go presence

Leicestershire-based chilled and ambient foods supplier Samworth Brothers has plans to expand into the food-to-go sector with the launch of its new Deli Bite brand.

Samworth Brothers denies ‘bullying’ letter

Samworth Brothers has denied allegations it circulated a "bullying" letter to its workers in order to sign away their collective bargaining rights.

New MD for Soreen malt loaf

Samworth Brothers has appointed Mark Simester as managing director of malt loaf brand Soreen.

Demonstration planned at Samworth

A demonstration will take place outside Ginsters manufacturer Samworth Brothers’ head office in Melton Mowbray, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).

Leicester MP rounds on Samworth

Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West, has demanded that Ginsters' manufacturer Samworth Brothers scrap their newly-imposed contracts, as they are accused of “systematic bullying”.

Samworth Brothers in NLW row

Ginsters’ manufacturer Samworth Brothers remains embroiled in controversy surrounding alleged cuts to pay and conditions, which have been made in a bid to offset the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW).

New director for Tesco

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

Samworth at the House of Commons

Keith Vaz MP met with Alex Knight, chief executive of Samworth Brothers, to discuss “grave concerns” about the food manufacturer’s wage proposals.

Outgoing chief executive of Samworth Brothers, Lindsey Pownall
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Seven day round-up

The last seven days have produced some interesting stories for the baking industry, from Lindsey Pownall annoucing her retirement from Samworth Brothers to Morrisons unveiling plans to enter the fresh sandwich market. British Baker looks back over the top 5.

Outgoing chief executive of Samworth Brothers, Lindsey Pownall
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New CEO at Samworth Brothers

Lindsey Pownall, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has reportedly decided to step down from the top job at the food group.

Samworth Brothers posts big profit increase

Food manufacturer Samworth Brothers saw pre-tax profit rise 25% last year, according to figures filed at Companies House, up from £33.5m in 2013 to £41.8m in 2014 (year ending 27 December).

Tripp has left Soreen
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Exclusive: Soreen managing director leaves business

Paul Tripp, the managing director of malt loaf manufacturer Soreen, has resigned, British Baker can reveal.

Ginsters announces new managing director

Ginsters, the Cornish pasty giant, has announced the appointment of a previous Coca-Cola marketing boss as its new managing director.

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Host of bakery figures make Rich List

A horde of bakery players have made BB’s sister title The Grocer’s 2014 Rich List.

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