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NI manufacturer buys London sandwich and snack business

Food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has purchased London-based Chef in a Box from Donegal Investment Group PLC.

Carr's Kircaldy flour mill at night

Carr’s Food sold to Whitworths

Agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s has announced the disposal of its food division, Carr’s Flour Mills Ltd, to flour milling business Whitworths Holdings Limited (Whitworths) for a gross consideration of £36m.

Waverley Bakery bought for £5.2m

Scottish ice-cream cone and wafer maker Waverley Bakery has been bought by Nordic business Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI).

Double-digit revenue growth for The Bread Factory

The Bread Factory has reported another year of double-digit growth, with revenue up 25% from £36.1m to £45.1m.

Almondy produces gluten-free cakes
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Almondy bought by Danish bakery

Almondy, the Swedish gluten-free bakery, has been acquired by the Danish group Givesco Bakery.

Private equity firm snaps up cake supplier

Cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods has been acquired today for an undisclosed sum by private equity investor Endless. 

John Duffy believes Johnstone's will help the group diversify
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Finsbury bolts on Scottish acquisition

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the completion of its acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrator FRP Advisory. 

Cornish bakery steps into snacks market

Warrens Bakery is making a move into the snack market after acquiring a local crisp firm.

Vandemoortele buys Italian bakery products firm

European frozen bakery producer Vandemoortele has acquired Lanterna-Agritech (LAG), a producer of frozen focaccia and bread in Italy.

Peter Baker:
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Finsbury AGM outlines high hopes for Fletchers acquisition

Finsbury Food Group has said it is confident there will be increased growth and sales, thanks to the buy-out of Fletchers’ cake business earlier this year.

New Chevler acquisition increases production

Chevler, the manufacturer of baking cases and muffin, has clinched a deal for the production rights and machinery of a mini-loaf cake maker that will dramatically increase its output.

Finsbury and Fletchers: the build-up to the buy-out

Finsbury Food Group's acquisition of Fletchers Bakeries has shocked the industry today, creating a new £300m business. We look back at some of the key moves from the firms, that led up to today's buy-out. Below is an interactive timeline, click on the links to reveal the full stories. 

Finsbury acquires Fletchers for £56m

The private equity-owned Fletchers Group of Bakeries has been sold to Finsbury Food Group for £56m – a deal which will create one of the largest specialist bakery companies in the UK.

Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Cargill is to buy the international chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for $440m (£226.4m), which will include its Liverpool chocolate plant. 

David Wood expands with Creative purchase

David Wood Baking, the Leeds-based bakery wholesaler, has acquired the ready meals firm Creative Foods.

Orchard Valley Foods buys food ingredients firm

Orchard Valley Foods has acquired a rival company in a deal which it said will boost sales to more than £20m a year.

Greencore to sell chilled desserts business

Greencore is to dispose of its chilled desserts facility in Minsterley, Shropshire, to the Müller Dairy UK group.

Starbucks acquires US-based baker

Starbucks, the global coffee shop chain, has made its first foray into baking – with the acquisition of the US-based Bay Bread and its La Boulange bakery brand for $100m.

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