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Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

Hovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.

Hovis fights emissions with all-electric lorries

Hovis has introduced electric vehicles to its fleet in a move that would help prepare the “business for a lower carbon future”, according to Nish Kankiwala, CEO of Hovis.

American Pan appoints vice president of UK operation

Bundy Baking Solutions-owned American Pan has named Mark Picconi as vice-president of American Pan’s UK operation.

Hovis releases Despicable Me 3 on-pack promotion

Hovis has teamed up with Universal Pictures for an on-pack promotion to support the release of Despicable Me 3 in UK cinemas on 30 June.

Hovis unveils 30% Lower Carb bread range

UK baking giant Hovis is tapping consumer demand for healthier bread with the launch of a three-strong Lower Carb range.

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

Hovis is touring the UK

A retro 1962 Hovis trailer will tour the UK for two months, offering demonstrations, samples and the chance to have a go at milling wheat.

Hovis invests £6m to revamp Granary and Seed Sensations recipes

UK baking giant Hovis has invested £6m to re-vamp its Seed Sensations and Granary products following improvements made across its Soft White loaves.

Hovis reassures Mothers Pride consumers

UK baking giant Hovis has reassured consumers in Scotland that its Mothers Pride Scottish Plain loaf is to stay on shelf following social media fears that it was in danger of being axed.

Health campaigners attack ‘shocking’ level of salt in crumpets

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Can innovation stem 20% slump in sandwich thins sales?

Warburtons has said it is hoping to reinvigorate the sandwich thins market following a sharp drop in overall category sales.

Hovis set to collaborate with new DreamWorks movie

UK baking giant Hovis is set to team up with DreamWorks Animation’s latest film Trolls to give one shopper the chance to win a family holiday to visit the studio in Los Angeles.

Hovis records £19m loss in second year of trading

UK baking giant Hovis has recorded a £19m loss in its second year of trading since Premier Foods wrote off part if its investment into the company.

Hovis' Wholemeal loaf and NYCO's Cheese Bagel

NPDs from Hovis and New York Bakery

Bakery giants Hovis and New York Bakery Co (NYBC) have both added new products to their ranges, with Hovis introducing Wholemeal & Tasty Spelt loaf and NYBC announcing a Cheese Bagel variant.

Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

Hovis launches Farmhouse range

Bakery giant Hovis has added a new premium Farmhouse range to its portfolio.

Hovis goes kosher

KLBD, a global kosher certification authority, has announced that Hovis has chosen to become kosher-certified.

New recipe and packaging for Hovis

Hovis will introduce a new ‘softer’ recipe for its Best of Both and Soft White, supported by new packaging designs.

New Hovis Best of Both Mix

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

New CEO for Hovis

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

Bexhill Farm Kitchen scoops hat-trick in Britain’s Best Loaf

Lee Smith, co-owner of Bexhill Farm Kitchen, has won Britain’s Best Loaf for the third time with a white tin loaf.

Premier Foods writes off Hovis stake

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has revealed it is to write off its £8m investment in Hovis.

New Hovis Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed loaf

Hovis’ special-edition loaf, which launches this month, has a seeded dough for extra crunch, is a source of protein and is rich in fibre. 

Hovis launches chia bread

With its Hovis Seed Sensations Chia Bread, Hovis has become the first major bread brand to launch chia bread in the UK.  

Hovis switches to new ordering system

TrueCommerce has entered into a partnership with Hovis, the milling and bakery business, to provide it with a secure electronic ordering system.

Britain’s Best Loaf contest makes welcome return

Do you have what it takes to make Britain’s Best Loaf? If so, you can prove it, as the nation’s premier bread baking competition returns for 2016.

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.

Hovis launches Good Inside sandwich thins

Hovis plans to cash in on the appetite for sandwich alternatives with the launch of two new ranges.

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.

Hovis introduces ‘Good Inside’ loaves

Hovis has tapped into government guidelines that the UK needs more fibre by launching its new Hovis Good Inside range.

The 'Not in our bread' campaign has been fired up by The Soil Association
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Bread industry hits back at 'misleading' pesticide campaign

A campaign to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has been branded ‘misleading’ for targeting bread. 

‘Brutal’ price wars hit bread spend, while sales improve

Supermarket bread sales are up for the first time in four years – but ‘brutal’ price wars have hit spending.

Hovis drives premium loaves in landmark campaign

Hovis is relaunching its Seeded and Granary ranges, in what it calls its biggest campaign since the new ownership.

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Potential deal for Irish Pride Bakeries on cards

It is rumoured that a rescue-deal for Irish Pride Bakeries is under way, after it went into receivership last month.

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Hovis is the second-best selling bread brand in the UK
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Jobs "at risk" at Hovis bakery

Hovis has confirmed that almost 50 jobs are “at risk” at its crumpet and bread factory in Wigan. 

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Former Dairy Crest man Martyn Wilks has taken up the reins at Hovis
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Former Dairy Crest man to head up Hovis

Hovis has filled its long-vacant position of chief executive today with former Dairy Crest managing director Martyn Wilks. 

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Warburtons heads the top British FMCG brands
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Warburtons heads baked goods in top 10 FMCG list

Four of the top 10 FMCG brands are baked products, with Bolton-based bread giant Warburtons leading the way. 

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Sharon Barraclough is first innovation director at Hovis
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Innovation role filled at Hovis

Hovis has appointed its first innovation director to lead the brand’s NPD programme. 

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Hovis is seeking a new chief executive
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Opportunity knocks for next Hovis boss

The new boss of Hovis could make a “sizable name for themselves” if they turned the fortunes of the company around, according to a leading City analyst. 

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Hovis makes team changes
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Hovis appoints first convenience director

Hovis has appointed Tim Stoller as its first convenience director and he will commence the role next week. 

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Hovis is top of the Superbrands report for Bakery
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Shake-up in top 20 brands list

Well-loved bakery and confectionery brands failed to make it into an annual ranking of the top 20 consumer brands in the UK, but Hovis won its category. 

#WeLoveBread – the best bread adverts on TV

Since British Baker launched the #WeLoveBread campaign our social media pages have been swamped by retweets and support.

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Hovis 800g price down to 75p in Sainsbury's
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Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

Sainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. 

Premier Foods: the highs and lows

After the controversy that has emerged around Premier Foods regarding its 'pay and stay' policy, British Baker looks back at the company's highlights and lowlights over the past few years.

The company own brands such as Mr Kipling
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Premier defends ‘pay and stay’ practice

Premier Foods has denied claims it has been ‘blackmailing’ companies into investing money – to stay as its suppliers.

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Bob Spooner: Hovis chief executive steps down
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Hovis chief executive to leave business

Chief executive of Hovis Bob Spooner has resigned his post to take up an opportunity abroad. 

Philip Gladman: focusing on Hovis marketing campaign
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Hovis uses ex-Diageo man to kickstart marketing

Hovis has teamed up with a former employee of Diageo Africa to kickstart its marketing agenda and ramp up innovation.

Hovis marketing director leaves as brand sets for future

Hovis bakery has announced the departure of marketing director Matt Hunt.

Hovis launches granary Seed Sensations loaf

Hovis has this week launched a granary loaf to its Seed Sensations brand.

Hovis to axe 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs are set to be axed at Hovis’ Leicester factory.

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