April

Mixed picture for Premier’s Hovis division

Non-branded bakery sales were down 16.5% on the same period last year for Hovis, according to Premier Foods’ financial statement for the three months to 31 March 2011.

Operating profit turnaround for Uniq

Chilled prepared food group Uniq has announced continued strong growth in its food-to-go operation, with overall group revenue up 6.8% for the year ended 31 December 2010.

Kingsmill boosts Allied’s profits

Kingsmill’s Great Everyday medium sliced white loaf contributed to the brand’s volume and market share increases across the UK in the 24 weeks to 5 March 2011.

Pidy to sell pastry into foodservice via Amazon

Pidy said it has become the first company in the bakery sector to sell a range of pastry and catering lines targeted at foodservice on internet retailer Amazon.

Doughnut Week targets £50k goal

The organisers of National Doughnut Week hope to celebrate its 20th anniversary by involving a bumper number of bakers.

Royal wedding inspires bakers to be creative

Bakers up and down the UK have been publicising their Royal Wedding-themed products in the run-up to the big day.

UK bakers embrace energy-saving projects

Bakers around the country are working on energy-saving projects backed by the Carbon Trust, with funding from the Regional Growth Fund.

Burton's considers union proposal on Moreton site

Burton's is to press ahead with plans to end biscuit manufacture at its Moreton factory and move production to Edinburgh and Llantarnam resulting in 109 job losses.

Irish bakery is secured

Thirty jobs have been saved at O'Donnell's Bakery in Ireland after two employees bought it out of liquidation.

BIA Lifetime Award sponsored

Delifrance is to sponsor The Life-time Achievement Award at this year's Baking Industry Awards.

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