March

In Short

== Kingsmill links with Wallace & Gromit ==

Morrisons to extend local flour scheme

Morrisons plans to extend a regional scheme, selling bread made from flour milled in the local area.

McCambridge site faces an uncertain future

The future of McCambridge's Bradford bakery is in doubt as bosses consider a proposal to close the cake manufacturing site at Thornton Road.

Ireland holds off on folic acid

Ireland's food safety body has advised against the mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid.

Brakes aims for top slot in bakery foodservice

Wholesale giant Brakes has set its sights on becoming the num-ber one UK bakery foodservice wholesaler, following the launch of its new bakery division next week, which will target the coffee shop and catering sectors.

Finsbury sees investments hit profit line

Finsbury Foods' profit has taken a severe hit, with adjusted pre-tax profit down 45% to £1.8m for the six months to 31 December 2008. Pre-tax profit stood at £0.2m compared to £1.6m in 2008, despite increasing sales in its bread and free-from divisions.

Canada Bread drops inquiry

Canada Bread Company, owner of UK bagel supplier Maple Leaf Bakery, will take no further action after an internal investigation into allegations that an employee at its UK bakery operations may have sought to influence the pricing of a competitor.

Bookings open for BIA

This week we open for table bookings to the Baking Industry Awards, which take place on Tuesday 8 September at a new venue, the prestigious Park Lane Hilton.

In Short

== Cupcakes sponsor ==

Craft poll reveals positive attitude to training

Most craft bakers would be happy to spend time and money on staff training, a poll by British Baker on behalf of the National Skills Academy (NSA) has revealed.

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