Sayers buy-out as Lyndale goes into administration

A total of 450 jobs have been axed after the Lyndale Group was put into administration, which led to the closure of the Sayers' bakery in Norris Green, Liverpool, 41 stores across the north west and the Sayers headquarters in the city.

US pasty

Pasty specialist Ginsters has launched a New York-style Steak and Cheese pasty to its Pasties of the World range. The pasty contains West Country steak, New York deli-style mustard and manchego cheese.

Record entries for BIA 2008

A total of 105 new entrants - a record number - have entered the Baking Industry Awards 2008, to be held on Monday 15 September.

Costa Coffee raises funds for communities

Every penny of profit generated at Costa coffee stores on 14 June is to be donated to coffee-growing regions to help with the provision of school buildings, clean water and other facilities.

Vandemoortele expands with French takeover

Belgian firm Vandemoortele Food Group is poised to take over Panavi, France's leading manufacturer of frozen bakery products, for an undisclosed sum.

IAWS/Hiestand merger creates global baking firm

IAWS and Hiestand's merger, announced earlier this week, will give the company "great scope across four continents", Hugo Kane, chief operating officer, told British Baker.

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