October

Bakers' Fair hits Bolton

More than 400 bakers and food-to-go retailers from all over the country travelled from as far afield as Devon to the Bakers' Fair North West on October 14.

Commodities tracker

Export meetings in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium indicate a strong demand for UK milling wheat in European markets this year, according to the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA).

Aga sells foodservice and bakery arm for £260m

Equipment company Aga last week agreed a £260m sale of its foodservice and bakery equipment division to Italian manufacturer Ali SpA.

Farmhouse Fare wins BBS card contest

Farmhouse Fare has won the competition to find a budding artist in the baking industry to create the Bakers' Benevolent Society's charity Christmas card.

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I sometimes think we are all obsessed with 'trends'. But one thing is certain: if you are not aware of them, your business will stand still then start to die - and so will your customer base.

Distribution watch

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has this month criticised the government's decision to increase fuel duty by 2p per litre.

British Baker tackles social responsibility

Prices rise as costs increase

Half of bakers have put their prices up and plan further rises, due to rising costs, according to results from the latest British Baker poll on [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk].

Places running out for One Voice event

Three-quarters of the places for the One Voice conference on the future of bakery training and qualifications have already been snapped up.

Wood chips to fuel future expansion plans at Macphie

Scottish bakery supplier Macphie has unveiled plans for an ambitious renewable energy plan that will involve cutting its carbon emissions by 2,000 tonnes a year.

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