April

Workplace coffee boosted by high street trends

Instant coffee from traditional vending machines or via the kettle is increasingly becoming a thing of the past, as consumption of higher-quality coffee in the workplace booms, fuelling value growth of the market, according to new research.

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Doughnut Week inspiration

Bakers across the UK have been signing up for this year's National Doughnut Week and are urging others to take part with ideas on how to maximise sales.

First Quality sells division

First Quality Foods has sold its couscous packing division to concentrate on its core cereal bar and cake bakery business.

Finsbury puts 'free-from' market firmly on agenda

The Finsbury Food Group has strengthened its operations in the 'free-from gluten' market with the £8.9 million acquisition of Yorkshire Farm Bakery (YFB) and A&P Foods.

Sayers' review

Sayers Bakery in Liverpool has begun talks with union officials over 150 redundancies, as it carries out an operational review which it said was "triggered by the worldwide escalation of raw materials and soaring energy and fuel costs".

Greggs appoints new chief executive

Greggs has appointed Ken McMeikan, currently retail director at Sainsbury's, to succeed Sir Michael Darrington at the helm of the company.

Latest AC Nielsen market figures

for Northern Ireland have put Allied Bakeries Ireland (ABI) as Belfast's top-selling bakery, showing that the company controls the top two bread brands in the province.

Skills Academy plans push ahead

Leading figures from across the baking industry are being invited to join a representative steering group to push forward plans for a new National Skills Academy for Bakery, following a successful skills summit at the Baking Industry Exhibition last week.

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