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How rising costs took their toll on Waterfields bakery chain

Craft bakery chain Waterfields (Leigh) has said a combination of cost increases and disappointing summer sales prompted its recent decision to place the company into a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).

99 made redundant as Rivington Biscuits enters administration

FRP Advisory has been appointed as administrator to Wigan-based biscuit manufacturer Rivington Biscuits Limited.

Waterfield’s plans to close 11 bakeries

Ninety-year-old Wigan business Waterfield’s is set to close 11 bakeries in and around the area. 

Bakkavör announces significant recruitment drive

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavör has announced that it is aiming to recruit more than 300 new employees across its UK sites, due to an increased demand from its customers.

Bakery chain hit with several burglaries

Wigan-based-bakery chain Galloways has been the victim of an overnight raid in four of its branches in Aspull, Standish, Kitt Green and Haydock.

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 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.

Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

North-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.

Hovis worker hurt in accident

A worker at a Hovis bakery in Wigan was taken to hospital after a piece of machinery fell on him.

Strike action on the cards at Hovis Wigan?

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is at loggerheads with Premier Foods over its decision to use agency staff at its Hovis factory in Cale Lane, Wigan.

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