November

Broad consultancy role for veteran

Industry veteran Brian Park is putting his 40 years' experience to good use by advising bakery firms on everything from new product development (NPD) to training.

Falling sales in frozen hits Northern Foods

Bakery profit was up, but falling sales in Northern Foods’ Frozen division hit total profit for the 26 weeks ended 2 October 2010. Operating profit stood at £17.5m compared to £20.5m in the first half of the 2009/10 financial year.

Baker reports on BBC1's journey through the eras

Baker Caroline Frampton got a big shock when she turned up for the first day of filming a new BBC series to find her partner's name above the shop even though he can't make bread.

DoH reveals food team but stays quiet on salt

The Department of Health has announced its new staff line-up after taking on the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) work on nutrition and food reformulation.

Staff to go in overhaul of P&A Davies business

Nearly 50 staff who thought their jobs had been saved when Frank Roberts & Sons bought P&A Davies out of administration are to be made redundant.

Bakers incensed by proposed pension plans

by Patrick McGuigan

Former telecoms manager opens artisan bakery

Bakery Andante, the brainchild of a former telecoms manager, opened this week in Edinburgh.

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Caught in the web

For those who need another morbid bakery fix following Halloween, a novel twist has been organised by the Met Bar in London, which this year celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead festival (Dia de los Muertos) on 2 November, including coffin shaped chilli-chocolate mud pies (A)... bit.ly/9tTuZg

Another crackers café

Stop the Week has previously reported on one 'pay what you like' bakery shop in the US, with all proceeds going to charity. The Japanese have gone one better, with a café that offers free freshly roasted and brewed coffee and snacks all day long, with one proviso that "people treat each other with courtesy and respect each other's views".

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