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The last few months have seen extraordinary gyrations in grain prices. The quality wheat market has been especially affected as Canadian prices doubled between November and February before falling back in the first week of March.

Swiss style comes to Manchester

A Lancashire pastry chef who learnt the trade from a Swiss master baker in Lytham St Anne's has returned from 20 years working abroad to open The Deliciously Swiss Artisan Bakery & Patisserie in Didsbury, Manchester.

Medway pastry plant saved by management

A Welsh pastry business and 40 jobs have been saved, after senior management took control of the firm in a £1m deal.

Health watch

Consumers are increasingly opting to avoid products with gluten and wheat because they want less of them in their diet and not because they may have a food sensitivity, according to a report commissioned by Mrs Crimble's 'free-from' cake and biscuit brand.

Radio appeal boosts bakery

A family-run bakery in Gloucestershire has enjoyed a resurgence of customer support following a radio appeal by its owner for people in Cirencester to show loyalty to local businesses.

Cost cuts stimulate Grainfarmers' profits

Grainfarmers Group, which recently struck a deal with Sainsbury's to supply its in-store bakeries with fully traceable milling wheat, has reached profitability after paring down staff and transport costs.

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...the dollar growth in the world market for bakery snacks predicted for the period 2007 to 2010, with sales in the USA and Canada together expected to rise by US$5.3 billion, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts.

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