Sick pay and work

The National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) receives many calls about bakers or shop staff found to be working elsewhere, while supposedly on sick leave from their employers.

Erlenbacher sets its sights on UK market

European cakes and desserts manufacturer Erlenbacher is to bring its frozen ranges to the UK foodservice market this month.

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Lord Sugar’s apprentices make mess of bakery task

Lord Alan Sugar’s team of apprentices proved that it’s not an easy job being a baker, as they carried out their latest task in the BBC1 series, screened last night.

Neighbourhood baker fights demolition plans

Baker Lynda Miles is fighting a planning application which could see her forced to leave the shop she has built up for 17 years.

Costa is latest to trail concept stores

Costa Coffee is testing two concept stores in central London, specifically for urban markets.

Burns the Bread crowned best of the West

Somerset baker Burns the Bread has taken the title of Best West Country Baker in the 2010 Western Bakery Championships, organised by the Western Region of the NAMB.

Thorntons to tackle chilled bakery market

Thorntons has made the move into the branded chilled bakery and desserts sector with the launch of a nine-strong range into the grocery channel this month.

Water-powered corn mill receives National Trust award

Flour ground in an historic water-powered corn mill has been given a Fine Farm Produce Award from the National Trust.

Park Cakes strike averted

Strike action at Park Cakes’ Bolton site has been averted after the company and the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union agreed to hold further talks.

Genius invests £3m in ad campaign

Genius Foods is taking to the small screen for the first time as part of a £3m advertising campaign for the gluten-free brand.

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