Tesco takes own-brand cookie dough

Dublin firm Kooky Dough has signed a deal with Tesco to supply a range of own-brand cookie dough mixes.

Firecracker panini wins Caffè Ritazza a prize

Caffè Ritazza has won the Bel UK Café Food Award at the Café Society Awards 2011, for its Firecracker Chicken and Chorizo Panini Melt.

Dawn Foods poised to acquire Unifine

Dawn Foods looks set to acquire Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients, following the announcement in December that Unifine’s parent company Royal Cosun was investigating its potential sale.

Suppliers step up to meet palm oil challenge

Two major ingredients suppliers are leading the charge towards using sustainable palm oil.

Mintel reports good retail rise for cakes

Sales of cakes and cake bars have enjoyed significant growth, according to the latest data from Mintel, with seven out of 10 consumers purchasing them on a regular basis.

Napier Brown hit by sugar regime, while Renshaw thrives

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) saw total sales down 7% as its sugar business experienced the “toughest ever” financial year. Meanwhile growth in its bakery ingredients division Renshaw, beat its highest expectations.

AMT in £1m transaction to expand coffee sites

AMT Coffee aims to take on bigger rivals by growing all of its three formats after signing a £1m finance-raising deal with Close Leasing.

Ginsters trials food-to-go shop format

Savouries giant Ginsters has opened its first-ever retail outlet at Manchester’s Victoria railway station.

CASH targets stricter salt reduction for 2014

In the wake of the publication of the government’s Responsibility Deal, which outlined food manufacturers’ commitments to reducing salt levels in bread, Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) is pressing for even more stringent salt reduction targets for 2014.

Lomond takes on cakes as it aims for higher sales

Glasgow food distribution firm Lomond Fine Foods is launching a cake-making venture in a bid to increase its sales.

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