Firkins Foods eyes up ambitious expansion

The boss of Firkins Foods has vowed to have 50 bakeries operating within the next two years - just months after saving 30 former Firkins Bakery shops from the administrator. The West Midlands bakery group - formerly Firkins Bakery - had to lay off 140 staff and shut 20 of its 53 stores when banks reduced credit last November.

The Bagel Group bought out of administration

London-based manufacturer The Bagel Group, which filed for administration earlier this month, has been sold to a new company, Mr Bagel's Limited, as a going concern. The business has been acquired by the Mansouri family for an undisclosed sum.

In Short

== FDF focuses on fat ==

Roy Flint

Roy Flint, craft baker, plant baker and former president and treasurer of the National Association of Master Bakers has died. He had been ill for some time with lung cancer.

West Cornwall Pasty Co sets out 2009 expansion

The West Cornwall Pasty Co is to open a further 15 outlets in the next 12 months, as well as refurbishing 25 of its existing shops.

Jungs goes on show in the high street

Continental bakery and patisserie Jungs is to open a glass-walled craft bakery, allowing high-street shoppers to watch the bakers at work almost 24 hours a day.

Bako to review position as Armstrong leaves

David Armstrong, MD of Bako UK for the last year, left the company at the end of January.

National Cupcake Week sees dates changed

British Baker has moved the date of National Cupcake Week to the week commencing 14 September, in order to give bakery retailers more time to prepare. The remit for the week has also been expanded to include everyone from craft bakeries to cafés and supermarkets - so make sure you get involved.

In Short

== ABI head retires ==

My Account

Promotional Features 

Most read