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Wessanen names Emma Vass as chief executive

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed former McCormick’s general manager Emma Vass as head of its UK operations.

Nick Hampton to succeed Javed Ahmed as Tate & Lyle CEO

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive with effect from 1 April 2018.

Greggs boss backs mental health Time to Change Employer Pledge

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Greggs launches first UK drive-thru in Manchester

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced the opening of its first UK drive-thru on the outskirts of Salford, Manchester.

Bagelmans bakery switches to biodegradable cups

Brighton-based bakery Bagelmans has made its coffee cups biodegradable and 100% recyclable.

GroceryAid appoints Andy Higginson and Charles Wilson as president and vice president

GroceryAid’s board of trustees has appointed Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson as its new president, and Booker chief executive Charles Wilson as vice-president.

Genius Foods axing 115 jobs and ending production of unbranded products

Genius Foods is to make 115 workers redundant as part of plans to end production of non-branded products.  

Samworth Brothers boss quits

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

Abbey appoints new group operations director

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Tony Kenny as operations director.

Boparan prepares for ‘one of our toughest years’

Boparan Holdings, parent company of Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits owner 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported an 11.9% rise in operating profit to £19.8m in the 13 weeks to 29 October.

Scottish Bakers scoops top honour at the UK Association Awards

Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development category accolade for the second consecutive year at the UK Associations Awards.

Innovation boosts Bakkavor results

A focus on innovation has helped fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor grow revenue across the group in its third-quarter results.

Profits up for ABF post referendum

Allied Bakeries owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported 5% year on year growth in group revenue to £13.4bn in the 53 weeks to September 17 2016.

Boparan records encouraging Q4 performance for branded divisions

Fox’s Biscuits and Goodfellas pizza owner Boparan Holdings has reported a positive branded divisional performance with Q4 like-for-like sales up 3.2% to £91.1m.

Grocery searches soar across mobile devices

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

Lidl announces new CEO

Lidl UK has appointed Christian Härtnagel as its CEO with immediate effect, following the surprise departure of Ronny Gottschlich last week.

Slight grocery price drop in August

Research from comparison website MySupermarket shows that a basket of popular supermarket items dropped slightly in August, two months after prices rose in June and July.

Burton’s CEO steps down

Ben Clarke has announced he will step down from his post as chief executive of Burton’s Biscuits Company after seven years in the post. 

Morrisons shores up Ocado deal

Morrisons.com has finalised an agreement with online supermarket Ocado, and says this will allow big four retailer to grow profitably across Britain.

Brace’s announces sports grants

Newport-based Brace’s Bakery has announced the teams that will receive a slice of £10k as part of its Community Sport Fund.

McColl’s to buy 298 Co-op stores

Convenience store and newsagent operator McColl’s has agreed to buy 298 stores from The Co-operative Group, in a deal worth £117m.

Ex UB boss is new Continental Bakeries chairman

Jeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).

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Top change at Asda

Walmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as chief executive and president of Asda in July.

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. 

Scotch Pie Champ spat as organisers split

Scottish Bakers is to become the sole manager of the World Scotch Pie Championships following a row between the competition’s organisers.

Jason Cotta new MD for Costa UK

High street coffee chain Costa Coffee has appointed a new managing director for the UK and Ireland in Jason Cotta.

New CEO for Hovis

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

Christopher Rogers, outgoing MD of Costa Coffee
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Costa MD resigns

High street café Costa Coffee has announced that managing director Christopher Rogers is to step down.

Carr’s Group ekes out profit rise despite fall in revenue

Carr’s Group has reported a small 0.5% rise in operating profit to £9.6m for the six months ended 27 February 2016, despite a 9.4% plunge in revenue to £189.1m.

Exercise detail urged for food labels

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

Former Morrisons director joins 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer of protein.

Peter Ellis, Mission Foods' new managing director for the UK and Ireland
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Mission Foods appoints new MD

Mission Foods has announced that Peter Ellis is to become its new managing director for the UK and Ireland.

Costa beset by separation rumours

Whitbread’s shares soared yesterday as takeover and break-up talk was rife around the owner of Costa Coffee.

New director for Tesco

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

UB boss steps down

United Biscuits’ chief executive, Jeff van der Eems, has stepped down with immediate effect.

Food firms sign letter opposing Brexit

A clutch of leading food firms have joined nearly 200 business leaders saying leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK's economy at risk.

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).

Tesco buys Harris +Hoole coffee shops outright

Tesco now has full ownership of its in-store coffee shop business Harris + Hoole.

New director for Finsbury

Finsbury Foods, the retail and foodservice bakery group, has a new non-executive director in Marnie Millard.

Nick Young, new UK chief executive of Aubaine
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Aubaine announces new UK chief executive

Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

Chief executive, Roger Whiteside
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Greggs to offer new gluten-free range

The high street bakery chain, Greggs, is set to introduce a new gluten-free range later this year, the company's chief executive has announced.

Aryzta enjoys Q1 revenue growth

Aryzta, the Irish-Swiss bakery group, has reported a 6.1% rise in revenue to €995m (£701m) for the three months to 31 October.

Barry Callebaut posts profit dip, warns on year ahead

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has warned about a “challenging” year ahead – after it saw its net profit decline by 5.9% to CHF240 million (£157m).

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Whitworths appoints new chief executive

Fruit and nut supplier Whitworths has announced Mark Fairweather as its new chief executive.

Tesco raises £250m in property sale

The sale of 14 development sites to pan-European property investor Meyer Bergman has raised £250m for troubled supermarket giant Tesco.

LPQ bemoans rents rise

Le Pain Quotidien has become the second major bakery chain to say that the cost of rents is a major downside of running a business in central London.

Bakkavör sells off pizza firm

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

BFP appoints new chief executive

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new chief executive, it was revealed today.

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