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40 years service: (L-R) Steve Clarke, Segundo Verdusojo, Mike Roberts, Mark Lyons and Dave Clarke
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Roberts staff celebrate over 1000 years’ joint service

Fifty-six long-serving employees at Roberts Bakery are celebrating more than 1000 years’ joint service.

No changes to bakeries ‘this year’, says Tesco

There are to be “no significant changes” to Tesco’s in-store bakeries this year, the retailer has said.

The Bakery Project Part 7: Finding the right people

Recruiting and retaining good staff can be a challenge, particularly when you have a start-up business. Here bakers and other experts relate their experience and advice on attracting and keeping the best employees.

Songbird Bakery brings Greggs-inspired cakes to Newcastle

Middlesbrough-based cupcake business, Songbird Bakery has baked cake versions of Greggs’-style pasties, sandwiches and sandwich rolls for Greggs’ head office.

Poundbakery carrier bag charge benefits hospice

The Bolton branch of Poundbakery has donated £1,000 to the Bolton hospice from charging 5p for its carrier bags.

Sainsbury’s to close Netto chain

Sainsbury’s is to close its Netto stores after deciding to end its joint venture with Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked in the UK.

Lidl adds to portfolio with Store of the Future

Bakery will be at the heart of a new Lidl of the Future supermarket, due to open in Oban, Scotland, in September.

Bakkavor to create 470 jobs

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, plans to create 470 new roles in its deli and desserts businesses.

Welsh Hills bakery staff walk for Coeliac UK

Staff from the Aberdare-based gluten-free bakery have walked 10k to raise money for Coeliac UK.

Le Pain Quotidien cuts staff breaks

In response to the introduction of the national living wage (NLW) last month, Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ), the all-day bakery and café concept, is to end paid staff breaks.

Dumfriesshire bakery sells to garage firm

Dumfriesshire-based Gretna Bakery has been sold for an undisclosed sum to garage business Hills of Lakeland.

Samworth Brothers in NLW row

Ginsters’ manufacturer Samworth Brothers remains embroiled in controversy surrounding alleged cuts to pay and conditions, which have been made in a bid to offset the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW).

Cooplands staff walk out in Lincoln

Staff at Cooplands of Doncaster bakery firm in Lincoln have walked out, as they say they have not been paid for several weeks.

Caffè Nero scraps free staff lunches following NLW

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has stopped giving its staff free lunches, in response to the National Living Wage (NLW), which came into effect on 1 April.

Cornish baker adopts National Living Wage

W C Rowe, one of the first large-scale Cornish employers, has adopted the soon-to-be-mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) for its workforce.

Greenhalgh’s backs dementia initiative

Greenhalgh’s has pledged to become dementia friendly, as part of a scheme launched by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Brace’s to close Welsh factory

Around 39 jobs are to go at Brace’s Bakery, after the family-owned firm announced it was to close its site in Crumlin, near Newport.

Welsh bakery to close unexpectedly

Staff at North Wales-based chain, Castle Bakery, said they had been told that the shops across Gwynedd and Anglesey were to close.

Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

No extra pay for Tesco bakers working anti-social hours

Tesco has confirmed it is cutting pay for certain staff who work on Sundays, Bank Holidays, late nights and overtime.

MSK Ingredients receives £750K funding

Online food and ingredients supplier MSK Ingredients is set to expand, following investment from Santander.

Raise Bakery pays Living Wage to staff

Raise Bakery, the Worthing-based cake maker, has pledged to pay its staff the Living Wage of £8.25 per hour.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has urged employers to prepare for the National Living Wage
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Employers must prepare for Living Wage, says BIS

UK bosses have been urged to better prepare for the National Living Wage (NLW) and avoid potential legal action by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as it emerged only 45% of employers had updated their payrolls.

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.

Staff turnover hits industry hard

Up to 17% of manufacturing and 24% of front-of-house staff leave their jobs every year, a new survey has claimed.

Greenhalgh’s rewards loyal staff

Greenhalgh’s bakery has celebrated the commitment of long serving staff at a special award event.

Costa has pledged to pay more
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Costa increases pay as new national minimum wage introduced

Costa Coffee has followed Starbucks in pledging to pay its staff more.

Starbucks to boost staff pay

Coffee chain Starbucks will raise the average hourly rate it pays its staff to £7.98 per hour and offer a help-to-rent scheme.

Truffles closes Burgess Hill bakery

Truffles Bakery has announced it will be shutting its Burgess Hill store.

Pizza has been criticised for its salt content
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Half of pizzas have more than recommended amount of salt

Half of all pizzas have more than the recommended level of salt – with some containing the equivalent of seven Big Macs.

Blaze at McVitie’s factory contained

Around 100 workers were reportedly evacuated from United Biscuit’s Mcvitie’s Stockport factory, after some digestives caught fire.

Tesco suspends execs over profit error

Tesco has reportedly suspended four executives, after the company overstated its half year profit by an estimated £250m. 

Gail’s fined £12k following customer injury

Artisan bakery chain Gail’s is to pay £12,000 after a customer fractured her pelvis at the premises.

Scottish bakery to double capacity, create jobs

Scottish company Maclean’s Highland Bakery will double its capacity and increase staffing by 12 this year to cope with demand.

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