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Maison Blanc store review risks 300 jobs

Patisserie chain Maison Blanc’s future has become uncertain after the owner launched a review of its stores portfolio – potentially putting 300 jobs at risk, the Evening Standard has discovered.

Puddings firm picks up three Great Taste accolades

Specialist business Burtree Puddings has picked up 2016 Great Taste Awards for several of its products.

Par-Pak introduces standard bakery packs line

Milton Keynes-based packaging firm Par-Pak Europe has launched its first ‘off-the-shelf’ standard bakery packaging range.

Leeds firm eyes cake packaging sector

UK thermoformed packaging manufacturer Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF) is launching a range of two-part cake domes, in a bid to significantly grow its share of the UK retail cake business.

Packaging firm expands with £1m development

Wearside-based packaging firm, PFF Packaging Group, has opened a £1m development in order to seek a change in attitude towards the food sector.

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. 

Krispy Kreme agrees to US sale

The US doughnut company Krispy Kreme has agreed to be bought by Kenco coffee owner, JAB Holding, for £935m ($1.35bn).

Welsh bakery to close unexpectedly

Staff at North Wales-based chain, Castle Bakery, said they had been told that the shops across Gwynedd and Anglesey were to close.

Northumberland bakery opens new store in Morpeth

The Northumberland baker J Donkin has opened a new store in Morpeth under the rebranded name of Bakers Pantry.

Pastry firm revamps canapés range

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has relaunched its Trendy range with a new recipe in time for Christmas. 

Bakkavör sells off pizza firm

Bakkavör Group has completed the sale of its remaining pizza business to Dreamfood.

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Graze moves into the retail arena
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Online snacks firm enters retail arena

Graze, the online snack subscription business, has moved into retail for the first time. 

Paris firm secures contract with Starbucks

Paris bakery Michel & Augustin has struck a deal with Starbucks to sell its cookies in 25 locations in New York, before potentially coming to the UK. 

Pieminister rejected from Glasto for first time in over a decade

A ‘pie-panic’ has spread across social media, as Glastonbury-goers discovered veteran attendee Pieminister will not be at the festival this year.

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Portreath Bakery is to open a Cornish pasty drive-thru
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Cornish pasty firm to open drive-thru

A Cornish pasty drive-thru to open in the South West could be a world first. 

Survival of the high street ‘turns corner’

The future of the British high street is looking up, as a report reveals that store survival rate is up to 42% in 2014.

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Ian Deste joins Burton's Biscuit Company
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Maryland biscuit firm appoints UK and Ireland MD

Burton’s Biscuit Company has appointed its first managing director of UK and Ireland. 

Convenience sector boost Greencore profits

Sandwich-maker Greencore has seen profits soar as its convenience food sector booms, despite a challenging market.

Thorntons suffers sales decline, despite better Easter

Sales at chocolate company Thorntons have dropped in both its retail and FMCG divisions, as the firm has lost orders from a commercial customer.

Kraft and Heinz merge to create food giant

Kraft Foods, parent company of Mondelez, has merged with H J Heinz, resulting in what has been called the fifth-largest food and drink company in the world.

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.  

Cornish fudge firm celebrates 50 years

A family-run Cornish bakery celebrated its 50th anniversary at the flagship Padstow store last week. 

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