December

Limagrain Group posts 11.6% LFL growth

The Limagrain Group has posted a like-for-like sales increase of 11.6% for the full year to 30 June 2011.

Carbonates drive growth for Britvic in GB

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has announced its group revenue is up 14.6%, from £1,121.1m in 2010 to £1,290.4m in 2011, in its annual report published yesterday.

South African firm looking for UK supplier

A South African company is looking to purchase half a container load of Christmas cakes, puddings, stollen and a variety of biscuits for Christmas 2012.

Real bread bakers attend start-up course

The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) and equipment supplier Benier UK recently hosted a one-day course on how to set up a professional bakery operation.

Bloomberg conducts annual mince pie test

Harrods and Starbucks’ mince pies were the highest rated in Bloomberg’s annual mince pie taste test.

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Branded coffee shops still on the up

The branded coffee shop sector has continued to grow at a healthy rate, up 10% in 2011 versus 2010, and is now worth an estimated £2.1bn, with further growth predicted.

Greencore responds to business shift to UK

Greencore is seeking inclusion in the FTSE UK Index Series, as its business continues to shift away from Ireland.

Video news bite: Coulton's Bread to expand into Scotland

Howard Hunter, managing director of Coulton's Bread, spoke exclusively to British Baker about the company's performance in 2011, as well as plans in the next 12 months to open a new depot in Glasgow and introduce a range of potato cakes.

Lesaffre adds Fermex to business portfolio

Yeast supplier Lesaffre has acquired Worcester-based rival Fermex International.

MP Shapps to put Portas' report into action

MP Grant Shapps, minister of state for housing and local government, has been tasked with working on Mary Portas’ recommendations for reviving Britain’s high streets.

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