June

Barnsley bakers hit salt targets

Barnsley City Council has praised its local bakers for the work they have done to reduce salt in bread.

Sainsbury’s bakery college achieves C&G accreditation

City & Guilds has formally accredited Sainsbury’s six Food Colleges and Bakery College.

Wrights Pies’ £1m distribution warehouse opens

Wrights Pies has opened its new £1m state-of-the-art central distribution warehouse at its bakery in Crewe.

Expansion for Northern Irish firm

Northern Irish bakery distributor Andrew Ingredients has invested £1m in a move to new premises to meet growing demand for its products across the whole of Ireland.

Make-over prompts turnover boost for Carrie’s Cakes

Carrie’s Cakes in Ennis, Co Clare, has seen turnover increase by 50%, after its complete shop makeover was featured on an Irish television show.

Biffa launches new food waste plant

Waste specialist Biffa has launched the UK’s first ‘super’ anaerobic digestion plant dealing with food waste near Cannock, Staffordshire.

TV star search

BBC producers are searching for talented young bakers to star in a TV programme later this year.

Baker hits out at PAYE fines

Craft bakers hit by tough new fines are being urged to take their case to Chancellor George Osborne.

EU rethink on chocolate rules

Fears that bakers could be forced to print impractical country-of-origin labelling on products containing Swiss and Belgian chocolate have eased after the EU decided the proposals needed further investigation.

Sayers places 149-strong estate on the market

Sayers The Bakers, the north west-based bakery and café chain, which operates 116 outlets under its eponymous brand and 33 Poundbakery sites, has been placed on the market, with an asking price believed to be in excess of £10m.

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