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Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

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Renshaw expands into Australian market

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw Professional is continuing its overseas expansion with the opening of an Australian operation.

Aryzta’s UK business hit by weak pound and soaring butter costs

Rising butter costs and the impact of weakened sterling have taken their toll on Aryzta Food Solutions’ UK business in the past year.

Promise Gluten Free sells majority stake to Mayfair Equity Partners

Irish free-from bakery supplier Promise Gluten Free has sold its majority stake to private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners.

Costa brand chief to lead Tim Hortons’ UK growth

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons has appointed Kevin Hydes to lead its development in the UK.

Greencore H1 revenue breaks £1bn barrier – but UK profits are flat

Revenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared following the acquisition of US company Peacock Foods.

Aryzta names former Glanbia boss as new CEO

Kevin Toland, a former chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, is to replace Owen Killian as CEO of global bakery business Aryzta.

Bakkavor appoints new technical director

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor has announced the appointment of Yvette Sowerby as the company’s new technical director.

New York Bakery Co launches cheese bagel to out-of-home sector

New York Bakery Co has released a freeze-thaw version of its cheese bagel for out-of-home (OOH) outlets.

Floor and drainage upgraded at Brioche Pasquier bakery plant

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has had a food-grade hygiene flooring and drainage system installed at its bakery in Milton Keynes.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

World Pasty Competition launched

Entries are open for the sixth World Pasty Championships, which will be held at the Eden Project in Cornwall on 4 March next year.

Greencore sales up 10.6% in strong food-to-go market

Sandwich and convenience food giant Greencore has reported a surge in revenue as demand for food to go remains strong.

Greencore to acquire US firm Peacock Foods in £600m deal

Convenience food business Greencore – which describes itself as the largest sandwich manufacturer in the world – is set to ramp up its US profile with the acquisition of Peacock Foods.

Krispy Kreme abandons £200m London flotation

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has chosen to withdraw its planned £200m London flotation after announcing the 100% sale of its shares to US parent brand owner Krispy Kreme Group.

Edme extols benefits of sprouted grains

Ingredients supplier and manufacturer Edme is ramping up sales of its new Wholesoft concept in a bid to counteract declining sales of bread and bakery products and appeal to millennial consumers.

Kellogg’s hires new MD

Snacks and Cereal manufacturer, Kellogg’s has appointed Dave Lawlor as managing director of its UK and Ireland division.

Real Good Food confirms Renshaw US division

Real Good Food has confirmed that it has created a new 100% wholly-owned subsidiary business in the US, under the name Renshaw US Inc.

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Breaking: Real Good Food creates Renshaw US

British Baker has learnt that Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new 100% wholly owned subsidiary business, Renshaw US Inc. and opened a warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.

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Tim Horton’s to extend to UK market

Canadian and US restaurant chain Tim Horton’s will expand into the UK market after announcing a joint venture with a British investor.

Hershey rejects Mondelez takeover bid

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has had its latest £19bn takeover offer for US snack and confectionary manufacturer Hershey rejected and will now end its attempts to acquire the company.

Study claims salt may help cure gout

A recent study by US researchers has identified a link between a high-salt diet and lower blood levels of uric acid, a condition recognised to trigger gout, but sodium could also worsen blood pressure.

Bakery secures deal with AmazonFresh

Northern Irish bakery Graham’s has won a listing to supply a number of its baked goods to AmazonFresh.

Real Good Food reveals future strategy for bakery and ingredients

Real Good Food has revealed several strategic plans for its brands following its move to reposition its business along three pillar markets – cake decoration, food ingredients and premium bakery.

Mondelēz in discussions to purchase Cadbury licence

The maker of Oreos, Mondelz is in discussions to buy the licence to make Cadbury biscuits from UK-based biscuit maker Burton’s Biscuit Company, Sky News has been told.

Grocery prices see largest drop in over a year

Food prices saw their biggest fall for over a year last month as prices continued to drop, according to market analyst British Retail Consortium-Nielsen (BRC).

Denbigh craft baker changes name

Henllan Bread, as it has been known since 1908, will now be known as Henllan Bakery, which it said is to better reflect the range of products it now sells.

Bakkavör sells Vaco

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer the Bakkavör group has agreed the sale of Belgian fresh prepared food business, Vaco, to Culinor Food Group.

Bonds to launch American baked goods line

Traditional British confectionery company, Bonds of London, has launched an extensive new range of American products.

Greencore reports H1 sales growth

Greencore Group, the international convenience food producer, has reported an 8.5% growth in operating profit to £43.5m during its H1 period.

Premier Foods reports £86.1m profits

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has reported a 3.5% rise in pre-tax profits to £86.1m for the year to the start of April.

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).

Krispy Kreme launches hole-in-the-wall doughnut dispenser

US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is launching a hole-in-the-wall doughnut dispenser in London.

Kate’s Cakes to close Ashington and Esher sites

Staff at the CSM Bakery Solutions-owned Kate’s Cakes sites in West Sussex and Surrey were given a letter on Wednesday (27 April) informing them that the outlets are to close “by the end of 2017”.

Major shareholder accuses Premier Foods of ‘arrogance’

A major shareholder has accused Premier Foods of “arrogance” in its handling of US suitor McCormick.

Premier Foods enters into Nissin deal

Premier Foods has officially entered into its previously-announced relationship agreement with Japanese instant noodle firm Nissin.

McCormick drops bid for Premier Foods

US spice brand McCormick has walked away from talks to buy Mr Kipling-maker Premier Foods after examining its books.

Premier holds talks with McCormick

Premier Foods has revealed it has had “detailed” and “constructive” discussions with takeover suitor McCormick.

Premier rejects third takeover bid

Premier Foods has rejected a fresh offer from US spice brand McCormick, which valued the company at 65p per share.

Mark Muncey’s blog: Taking Cornwall to Shanghai

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

Gavin Darby, chief executive at Premier Foods
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Premier Foods under fire for takeover rejection

Premier Foods has been criticised by shareholders for its handling of a takeover offer from US spice brand, McCormick.

Premier Foods sells 17.27% stake

Nissin, a Japanese instant noodle firm, has committed to buy a 17.27% stake in Premier Foods.

Premier Foods’ shares jump after takeover rejection

Shares in Premier Foods jumped to a high of 54.05p yesterday, after the company announced it had rejected a takeover bid by US spice brand McCormick.

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.

‘Everything Doughnut’ becomes latest hybrid

The Doughnut Project, in the US, has unveiled a sweet and savoury pastry hybrid topped with cream cheese, sesame seeds and garlic.

Carbs linked to lung cancer?

A US study has found a link between lung cancer and eating a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI), a measure of carbohydrate content.

Ben & Jerry’s launches ice cream sandwiches

Already a hit in the US, the ice cream giants are bringing the ‘Wich range to our supermarkets this month.

Brakes Group sold to US firm for £2.2bn

Brakes Group, the food supplier that had purportedly been considering a flotation, has been sold to US company Sysco in a deal worth $3.1bn (£2.2bn).

Worst ever quarterly sales fall for Asda

Asda has seen sales fall 5.8% during the three months that include Christmas - its biggest quarterly sales fall on record.

2016 US wheat harvest expected to shrink

The US wheat crop could be the lowest since 2006, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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