October

A seasonal celebration

Wholesaler Bako London recently welcomed over 70 guests to its Wimbledon premises for a seasonal-themed open day.

CSR in the spotlight

Environmental concerns mean that businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, as part of an overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) package.

Logistics giant in new hands

Logistics company Christian Salvesen is to be sold to French rival Norbert Dentressangle Group for £254.4m, ending a decade-long saga of takeover bids and restructures.

McVitie's withdraws Irish fig rolls in packaging row

McVitie's has been forced to change the packaging of its fig rolls for the Irish Republic after rival supplier Jacob Fruitfield (Jacob's) argued it was a copycat of its own packaging.

Bakery worker gets life for murder

A former Fine Lady Bakeries worker has been sentenced to life for the murder of a colleague who died after an argument at work.

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Have you put your prices up yet? Whether you are a baker, confectioner or ingredients supplier, I hope you have crunched the numbers and worked out the necessary increases. Otherwise, I fear for your survival.

Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers

It has certainly been a newsworthy couple of months in wheat markets, with prices reaching record levels in September.

Pudding firm unveils plans

Sausage and frozen food company Glendale Foods has announced plans for the Great British Pudding Company - the Northampton-based savoury and sweet puddings business it acquired in August.

Allied hits back at Warburtons' report

Allied Bakeries says its Kingsmill brand is actually growing faster than Warburtons, fiercely rebutting claims to the contrary in Warburtons recent Bakery Review 2007.

Ingredients watch

Following British Cheese Week, which ran until last Sunday, new research suggests that when it comes to sandwich, pasty and pie fillings, British cheese may be more of a selling point than Continental varieties.

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