May

Anchor Butter celebrates its 125th

Anchor Butter, from Arla Foods, is celebrating its 125th birthday with a massive £4m spend, starting with a TV campaign that is on air for four weeks from the end of May through to June.

Scottish firms honoured at national food awards

Borders Biscuits and Macphie of Glenbervie were both honoured in the 2011 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, hosted last night.

Get your BIA entries in today!

The late entry deadline for the Baking Industry Awards is today (Friday 27 May), so make sure you get your forms in.

Greencore announces value growth for sandwiches

Greencore has grown its sandwich sales ahead of the market as its Convenience Foods division achieved ‘constant currency’ sales growth of 4.3% in the half year to 25 March 2011.

Lees Foods sees pre-tax profit up

Lees Foods has broken through the £1m pre-tax profit barrier for the first time, thanks to production efficiencies and increased business in the foodservice sector.

Bakery waste turned into alternative fuel source

Fats and oils from waste pies, sausages rolls and pastries are being extracted to make bio-diesel in a project that is expected to be rolled out across the UK.

Hundreds of bakery jobs to go at Burton’s Foods

More than 200 jobs will go at Burton’s Foods’ Moreton site following the announcement it is to shut down the biscuit site.

Food Partners strikes Urban Eat deal

Sandwich manufacturer and distributor Food Partners has teamed up with wholesaler Palmer and Harvey in a deal that will see Food Partners' Urban Eat range of sandwiches, snacks and salads offered to around 8,000 independent convenience stores in the UK.

Farmhouse Biscuits to grow production facility

Lancashire-based firm Farmhouse Biscuits plans to extend production with a new 29,000sq ft unit at the site of a former mill as sales of its gluten-free biscuits continue to grow.

One more week for BIA entries

Late entries for this year's Baking Industry Awards are being allowed till the end of this week, so make sure you get them all in by Friday 27 May.

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