September

Aryzta announces sales boost

Speciality bakery company Aryzta has announced a 54% increase in revenues to €2.85bn for the year ended 31 July.

Finsbury maintains growth in cake sales

Finsbury Food Group has posted a 12.6% increase in group revenue in its preliminary results for the year to 2 July 2011, aided by the return to growth of its cake division.

M&S tries out new ISB concept

Sixteen Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores are to benefit from new-style in-store bakeries (ISBs), as part of a £600m plan by chief executive Mark Bolland to revamp its stores, as the retailer aims to “catch up” with its competition.

Kudos invests in agent to reduce sodium content

Raising agent manufacturer and supplier Kudos Blends has invested £750,000 to expand its milling and blending facility.

Blaa producer urges other bakers to seek PGI status

An Irish baker who is applying for EU protected status for one of his products has urged bakers across the UK and Ireland to follow suit.

Union calls for maximum temperature in bakeries

Bakeries are under pressure to do more to reduce workplace temperatures after the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) launched a campaign to get a maximum working temperature enshrined in UK legislation.

Bakery union makes claims against Park Cakes

The Bakers Food and Workers Union (BFAWU) has claimed that Park Cake Bakeries is attempting to bypass new legislation covering agency workers and has asked local MPs for their support.

Warning over Olympic logo

Bakers who use the Olympic ‘five rings’ or 2012 logos on products without permission risk being taken to court.

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