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Strikes at Hovis' Boucher Road facility in Belfast have been suspended

Hovis Belfast strike called off as pay offer is improved

A planned all-out strike at Hovis’ Boucher Road, Belfast facility has been suspended after the bread manufacturer “significantly improved” its pay offer.

(L to R) Dan Jennings and Davina Steel, co-founders of Davina Steel Bakery
(L to R) Dan Jennings and Davina Steel, co-founders of Davina Steel Bakery
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Gluten-free bakery Davina Steel gains SALSA approval

Essex-based Davina Steel Bakery has been awarded SALSA [Safe and Local Supplier Approval] accreditation.

Hovis faces strike action in Belfast due to pay dispute

Employees at Hovis’ site on Boucher Road, Belfast are set to go on continuous strike from Friday (24 January) over a pay dispute.

Mr Kipling drives 2.6% sales growth at Premier Foods

Mini mince pies have helped increase Mr Kipling sales by 10% – the brand’s eighth consecutive quarter of turnover growth.

Bakkavor defies weak UK confidence to grow sales

Fresh food supplier Bakkavor Group has reported an uplift in sales despite a drop in underlying volume growth in the UK.

Warrens Bakery to focus on growth after agreeing CVA

Crisis-hit bakery business Warrens has agreed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its suppliers and landlords.

Burton’s boosts workforce at Llantarnam bakery

Burton’s Biscuit Co is increasing its workforce after acquiring two businesses last year.

What do consumers want from healthy baked goods?

Clean labels, plant-based products and nutrition-packed ingredients have been flagged up among the top health trends for the coming year.

Brick House sites in East Dulwich and Peckham shut

Brick House bakery, which operated from two sites in London, has shut down after eight years in business.

Which ‘megatrends’ could influence bakery in 2020?

Bakery has a role to play in helping consumers impacted by the fast-paced modern world, according to new research.

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