Manufacture

New Macpac site to address bespoke packaging needs

UK thermoformed packaging manufacturer Macpac has launched a new website aimed at all levels of business.

Holmes Bakery secures first US export listing

Holmes Bakery in Northern Ireland has won its first business in the US.

Speciality Breads Launches duo of Southern-Style Grillhouse Burger Buns

Speciality Breads has said it is helping the nation’s burger purveyors stay ahead of the latest trends with the launch of its duo of southern-style Grillhouse Burger Buns.

Dawn Foods adds frozen treats for Halloween

Dawn Foods has launched three limited-edition frozen products for Halloween.

Aryzta announces plans to raise £715m in capital

Aryzta is aiming to raise around £715m as part of plans to strengthen its presence in the frozen bakery market.

Mindful baking workshop aims to combat stress

A new workshop is combining bread making with the idea of ‘mindfulness’.

Real Good Food raises £1m with open share offer

Real Good Food has raised £1m with an open share offer that it says had been heavily oversubscribed.

Cake Brands invests £100k in frozen dessert facility

West Sussex-based Cake Brands has expanded its frozen desserts capacity at its premises in Chichester.

Social purpose bakery looks to boost flatbreads

A Bristol bakery that employs young people with learning disabilities hopes to boost the number of lavosh flatbreads it makes when it relocates to new premises this month.

Teenage apprentice joins Edme team

Ingredients supplier Edme has appointed a teenage apprentice.

Aulds will continue to supply products to Scotmid stores and independent retailers
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Aulds liquidates retail arm to focus on wholesale

Family-owned bakery Aulds has placed its retail business into liquidation to focus on its wholesale and production operation.

West Midlands family firm John Dwyer Bakery sold

Family business John Dwyer Bakery has been acquired by Bridgwater Bros, owner of frozen food supplier The UK Foodhall.

Warburtons set to end Stockton bread production

Warburtons is planning to stop producing bread at its Stockton-on-Tees site as a result of the declining wrapped bread market.

Greencore promotes Peter Haden to UK chief exec

Current Greencore group chief operating officer Peter Haden is to become the company’s UK chief executive officer.

Food to go bolsters Q3 performance at Greencore

Food-to-go sales have bolstered Greencore’s UK and Ireland business, resulting in a 1.4% growth in reported revenue in Q3.

Weather hits sales growth and profit at Greggs

Footfall and costs at Greggs have been hit by the weather, with the business reporting a drop in profits.

Elisabeth the Chef losses halved after restructure

Losses at own-label bakery supplier Elisabeth the Chef have fallen from £13.9m to £7.5m in its first accounts filed under new ownership.

Bells Food Group wins health and safety award

Scottish pastry supplier Bells Food Group has been given an award for its health and safety practices.

Bakers urged to use high-fibre alternative flours

Bakers could capitalise on the wellness trend by introducing more fibre-rich flours into their recipes, a registered nutritional therapist has claimed.

Délifrance unveils £4m Viennoiserie expansion

Bakery supplier Délifrance has completed a year-long £4m expansion of its Viennoiserie production facility in Wigston, near Leicester.

Warburtons donates £10k to help fund community kitchen

Warburtons has donated almost £10,000 to an East Lancashire-based project that aims to help vulnerable people.

Tritordeum cereal supplier secures PepsiCo funding

Agrasys, the company behind sustainable cereal Tritordeum, is to receive a PepsiCo grant worth €20,000 to help develop its business.

RSSL opens acrylamide lab as need for testing grows

A dedicated acrylamide laboratory has been set up by Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) to meet rising demand for testing.

Cake study shows sugar cut potential, say campaigners

A new study by health campaigners has found wide variation in sugar and calorie content in the same styles of cakes and biscuits. This, they claimed, showed how it was possible for bakers to reformulate products.

Warburtons rolls out new gluten-free wraps

Warburtons has unveiled its first new free-from products since dropping the Newburn Bakehouse branding from its gluten-free range

Vegetable pizza flours launched by Eurostar

Eurostar Commodities has launched a three-strong range of vegetable pizza flour mixes.

Michelle Taylor Jones, Matt Cooke, Margaret Edwards, Tao and Jeanette Owens
  (Photo: Village bakery )

Bun out the oven: Baby born outside Village Bakery

A mum and dad have thanked staff at the Village Bakery who helped deliver their baby.

Au Naturel greaseproof paper range launched

A range of eco-friendly greaseproof paper using ‘next generation inks’ has been launched by a Mid-Glamorgan-based supplier.

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby re-elected as CEO

Gavin Darby has been re-elected as chief executive of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – although more than 40% of the vote went against him.

Mr Kipling turnaround drives Premier growth

A surge in sales of the previously ailing Mr Kipling brand has driven growth in Premier Foods’ revenue.

Freshpack to close after low margins deter buyers

Frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack is to close following an unsuccessful search for a buyer.

The fireplace, where the bread was found, is in the middle
  (Photo: Alexis Pantos )

World’s oldest bread found by archaeologists

The charred remains of flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago have been found by archaeologists at a site in north-eastern Jordan.

More Foods donates cakes to mark NHS anniversary

More Food, part of the Cake Brands group, has donated more than a thousand cakes to charity to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

Adelie Foods lost £28.8m in 18-month shake-up

Food-to-go-firm Adelie Foods lost almost £30m in the 18 months the business was being restructured.

Innocent’s Kate Voss joins Modern Baker as COO

Modern Baker, the Oxford-based healthy baking business, has recruited Innocent’s Kate Voss as its new chief operating officer.

AB Mauri completes Holgran / Fleming Howden acquisition deal

AB Mauri has acquired ingredients suppliers Holgran and Fleming Howden from Rank Hovis Milling.

Modern Baker co-founders Melissa Sharp and Leo Campbell
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Bakery wins funding for frozen bread research

Bakery brand Modern Baker is working with Campden BRI to establish whether freezing can raise the health credentials of bread.

Speciality Breads aiming to halve single-use plastics

Frozen bread and dough supplier Speciality Breads has set out new environmental targets, including a 50% reduction in consumption of single-use plastic by 2020.

Pasty maker Crantock closes with loss of 109 jobs

Cornwall-based pasty and pastries supplier Crantock Bakery has shut with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

CO2 shortage: Allied cuts rolls and thins shelf life

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has temporarily abandoned the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for some products as a result of the carbon dioxide crisis.

Speciality Breads launches mini ciabatta rolls

Speciality Breads has expanded its artisan-style frozen breads line-up with a range of mini ciabatta rolls.

Cornish Pasty Association unveils retailer scheme

Trade body the Cornish Pasty Association has launched a scheme for retailers that sell genuine Cornish pasties but don’t necessarily make their own.

Truro and Penwith College bakery team with Jason Bennellick and Mark Norton from Prima Bakeries (centre) and Mark Fletcher from Warrens Bakery (far right)
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Bakery firms and college create new apprenticeship

Prima Bakeries and Warrens Bakery have worked with a college to develop a new apprenticeship.

CO2 shortage: Hovis reduces best-before dates

Hovis has reduced the best-before date of some of its products as a result of the carbon dioxide shortage.

Paterson Arran keeps bees on site
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Paterson Arran shortlisted for European green award

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran has been named as one of two British finalists in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

American Pan UK joins the Federation of Bakers

American Pan UK has become the latest associate member of the Federation of Bakers.

Warburtons crumpet production back to normal after CO2 supply is secured

Warburtons crumpet production has returned to normal after the business secured a supply of carbon dioxide.

CO2 shortage prompts Campden shelf life study

Campden BRI is launching a project to investigate the impact of carbon dioxide on the shelf life of modified atmosphere packed foods.

Baker Perkins adds to range with granola bar machine

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins is tapping into trend for healthier snacking with the development of machinery to create crunchy granola bars.

Morrisons’ bakery officially reopens following fire

Morrisons’ Rathbones Bakery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has officially reopened following a major fire two years ago.

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