Short stocks force sugar suppliers to raise prices

Another raft of sugar suppliers have raised their prices, as tight supply shows no signs of letting up.

Linda Lusardi at Bakers’ Fair

Actress, presenter and former model Linda Lusardi is to present the competition trophies at Bakers’ Fair Spring, so don’t forget to get your entries in.

United Biscuits downsizes Glasgow staff

United Biscuits (UB) plans to cut around 85 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, which manufactures biscuits such as Go Ahead and Hobnobs.

Mrs Crimble's ramps up gluten-free exports

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has announced its first major orders from Australia and Denmark as well as a string of new deals with retailers in the Middle East as it looks to increase exports to 15% of turnover in the next three years.

Mantinga and Boulangeries de France merge

UK specialist frozen bakery distributors Mantinga and Boulangeries de France have announced their businesses are to merge, generating a combined turnover in excess of £8m.

Doughnut Week plans special birthday push

Craft bakers are being urged to lend their support to the 20th National Doughnut Week from 7-14 May.

Saint-Tropez firm turns eyes to UK

French firm La Tarte Tropézienne is looking to bring its products to the UK, as it looks to expand outside France following the construction of a new 2,000sq m facility.

Student embraces time at Richemont

Tameside College bakery student Alexandra Edwards is back from a Swiss sojourn after winning a bursary with the Richemont School.

Ireland sees positive performance for exports

Irish bakery products had another strong export performance in 2010, particularly in the latter half of the year.

Britain lags behind US on healthy whole grains

Despite the importance of whole grain consumption being reiterated in the new US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the UK currently has no plans to introduce specific recommendations on the issue.

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