March

Breads fly high

Bread brands dominate the top 10 grocery brands in the UK, according to new research from AC Nielsen.

Delay over decision on folic acid

A decision on the mandatory introduction of folic acid to breadmaking flour has been postponed until the results of two further studies are known.

To Russia with love

Leeds Thomas Danby college is taking its bakery skills overseas, after securing funding to collaborate with schools in Russia.

Irwin's becomes an ambassador for Irish tourism

Northern Ireland's Irwin's Bakery has been appointed one of the lead 'ambassadors for Ireland' by Tourism Ireland, partnering with the tourist board in a series of initiatives in Britain, including large-scale sampling events in London and Glasgow over St Patrick's Day on 17 March.

Premier faces up to difficult trading, as cost rises hit home

Premier Foods has admitted that the timing of bread price rises last year and consumer concerns about its Hovis white bread played a significant part in losses of £73.5m for 2007, announced this week.

Briefs

n Combining a business exhibition with seminars, demonstrations and training, the Caffè Culture show, from 21-22 May, 2008, presents an opportunity for the café community to generate business, share information and gain an insight into the future of this fast- moving sector.

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