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Wheat prices stay high

Wheat prices show no sign of easing, with the wheat futures market hitting its highest level since April 2008, due to weather concerns in key growing countries and strong demand for UK wheat.

Strike mooted at Batley

Reports are surfacing that staff at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley site will ballot for industrial action, following their rejection of a 1.5% pay offer, with additional performance-related bonuses.

Co-op Xmas sarnies to help fund young carer service

A donation from each sale of The Co-operative Group’s new Christmas sandwich range will go towards helping young carers in the UK.

Warburtons introduces a ‘warmer’ identity on logo

Warburtons has launched a simplified, orange-coloured logo, which will be rolled out on all packaging, vehicles and signs over the coming months.

Barracuda welcomes Costa into pubs

Pub chain Barracuda Group plans to roll out Costa coffee across its 217 outlets, as well as a new breakfast menu featuring baked goods such as croissants, muffins and bacon sandwiches.

NI bakeries benefit from Chosen By You launch

Two Northern Irish bakeries are benefiting from the relaunch of Asda’s own-label range ‘Chosen By You’.

Firms at risk from pensions ‘bouncer’

Bakery firms are being encouraged to start planning to protect themselves from a pensions ‘bouncer’.

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