Wheat prices set to match previous records

UK wheat prices are poised to match levels last seen in 2007/08, as the latest delivered price hit £229.50 per tonne in the north west this week. It had reached its highest point for the current crop year before Christmas at £219.

Finsbury and Genius strike new deal

Finsbury Food Group has entered into a new contractual joint venture deal with Genius Foods, an existing partner and owner of the Genius gluten-free brand, through its United Central Bakeries (UCB) and Livwell subsidiaries.

DBC brings in own-label ingredients

DBC Foodservice is launching a range of baking ingredients for caterers under its new own-label brand.

Greggs accelerates store expansion rate

The UK’s biggest bakery chain Greggs exceeded its target of new store openings in 2010 and will speed up the pace of its expansion by a third this year.

Hovis launches social media campaign

Hovis has announced its biggest-ever social media campaign to get consumers talking about bread.

Pie-maker Peter’s targets south east

Pie producer Peter’s has opened a 45,000sq ft multi-temperature distribution depot to help it expand its distribution operation in London and the south east by more than 20%.

Caffè Nero plans big growth

The UK’s third-biggest coffee shop chain Caffè Nero has shrugged off pressures from the economy by ploughing on with its growth plans for 2011.

Should saturated fats be demonised?

New research from the US questions whether saturated fats should be demonised by politicians and the health lobby.

Baker beats butchers to World Scotch Pie Champ title

A baker has beaten butchers to the title of World Scotch Pie Champion, as the postponed results of the contest were announced yesterday.

The hunt is on for Britain’s best bakery sandwich shop

The British Sandwich Association (BSA) is looking for the best bakers selling sandwiches in the UK as part of its annual Sammies industry awards.

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