February

Bakery set to become star category in Fairtrade

Bakery is expected to be at the cutting edge of the Fairtrade movement this year, as products made with multiple Fairtrade ingredients take centre stage.

Acquisition boosts CSM to pole US slot

Global bakery products supplier CSM has reached an agreement to acquire US bakery manufacturer Best Brands for a cash consideration of $510m.

Bread prices rise despite global economic slump

The price of bread around the world went up last year and is set to continue rising, despite the global financial downturn, according to new research.

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Fifteen backs learning

Apprentice win for Hobbs

A new craft bakery apprenticeship, set up by a group of south west bakers in conjunction with their local college, made the headlines when student Adam Greenaway was named as winning Bakery Apprentice.

Warburtons to spend £10m on new ad drive

Warburtons is to spend £10m on a new advertising campaign, only weeks after it revealed a £25m investment programme at its Bolton bakery.

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Europain approaches

Consumer 'dismay' on foreign eggs

Bakery manufacturers using imported eggs in their products could be risking their reputation after new research found consumers were "dismayed" to discover foreign eggs are regularly used in British-made food.

CASH founder tackles FSA on salt alternatives

A leading anti-salt crusader has criticised the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) failure to support potassium-based alterna-tives to sodium chloride in food.

Raven prepares to take flight from new location

Essex-based cake and dessert manufacturer Raven Patisserie has moved to a new purpose-built production site in Witham.

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