Manufacture

Greencore set for further growth in food to go sector
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Food to go drives Greencore growth

The UK’s leading sandwich and celebration cake company, Greencore, has outperformed the food to go market, with like-for-like revenue growth of 15.3% in the past year.

Bakkavor to give children insight into food industry

Leading food manufacturer Bakkavor is to provide children with a glimpse of working in the food industry following a deal with The Prince’s Trust.

Krispy Kreme updates store delivery system

Krispy Kreme has made an investment into its logistics, by employing a new store delivery solution system.

Paul A Young chocolate
Paul A Young tempers chocolate
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Chocolate facing supply shortage

The world faces a chocolate shortage with demand outstripping supply as prices have already risen 25% this year. 

Jacobs range
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United Biscuits workers set to start strike action at Liverpool factory

More than 800 workers at a United Biscuits’ Jacob’s factory are to strike following a dispute over sick pay.

Urban eat:
Adelie owns the sandwich brand
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Private equity firms show interest in UK sandwich business

UK sandwich company Adelie Food Group is being eyed for a buy-out by an American private equity firm.

Branded sales down for 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group, owner of Fox’s Biscuits, has seen a fall in branded sales, down 3% for the full year.

Arla opens lactose plant in Denmark

Arla Foods Ingredients had opened a €120m (£95.1m) lactose manufacturing plant in Jutland, Denmark. 

Chefs at work in the innovation centre
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New name for Delice de France

Delice de France is to rebrand as Coup de Pates in a bid to appeal more to UK chefs.

Tim Davies:
Carr's chief executive
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Carr’s Milling hails record profits

Carr’s Milling Industries has announced another year of record profits in 2013/14, with EBITDA up 9.1% to £20.4m.

AB Mauri:
"strong turnaround" for the ingredients firm
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ABF reports turnaround for ingredients division

Associated British Foods (ABF) has described its bakery ingredients business AB Mauri as making a “strong turnaround” in its year-end results.

4 new Warburtons loaves:
"guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds"
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Warburtons invests £750k in new bread offering

Warburtons has added a new line of more premium everyday loaves to its bread range.

NBPO:
the company have a Liverpool plant
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Independent panel gives thumbs-up to NBPO offer

A panel of independent advisors has described the potential £1.1bn takeover offer for New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) as “fair and reasonable”.

BFP wholesale to close its Tamworth depot
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BFP to close Midlands depot

BFP Wholesale will close its Tamworth depot at the end of the month in a move that could see 20 jobs cut.

Vinnie the Panda:
chief of biscuits
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Fox’s invests £20m in infrastructure to make products more ‘delicious’

Fox’s Biscuits is to make a £20m investment in infrastructure over the next 18 months to drive down costs.

Jacobs:
UB will push its savoury brands in Masterbrand strategy
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United Biscuits attempts to grow savoury category

McVitie’s manufacturer United Biscuits has launched a ‘Snack Happy’ tour of depots across the UK in attempt to boost its Jacob’s biscuits sales.

Finsbury Food Group: we could buy again

Finsbury Food Group could acquire further businesses in its bid to grow and has predicted there will be further consolidation in the bakery sector in the next five to six years.

Infographic: Fletchers sold to Finsbury Food

The £56m aquisition of Fletchers Bakeries by Finsbury Food Group will create a bakery superpower. Take a look at a breakdown of the sale and the group's past business ventures in numbers. 

NBPO:
New Britain Palm Oil's dockside processing facility in Liverpool
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Update: NBPO 'welcomes' £1.1bn cash takeover

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has welcomed a cash takeover bid of £1.1bn, subject to approval from shareholders, it has confirmed.

Bakels Group:
The 35 managing directors flew into the UK for a conference in Bicester to help drive exports from the town
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Bakels Group MDs visit UK to see investment

A senior management team from Bakels Group came to the UK last week to view British Bakels latest £500,000 baking centre. 

Ministry of Cake opens pudding site

Independent cake and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake has opened its second site, Ministry of Pudding, following a £1m investment.

Real Good Food plc:
Name change for parents of Napier Brown sugar
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Real Good Food changes name

The Real Good Food Company has announced a name change as of today (29 September) to Real Good Food plc.

Fox's front man:
Vinnie the panda
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Fox's Biscuits drives relaunch campaign

Fox’s Biscuits is running a £10m relaunch campaign, fronted by Vinnie the Panda.

The Glanbia oatmeal plant
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Glanbia Nutritionals launches gluten free oats for baking industry

Glanbia Nutritionals, the fast growing foods ingredients company, has developed a new range of gluten free oats for the baking industry.

Napier Brown to step up sugar complaint

Napier Brown, UK sugar distributor, is planning to take its dispute with British Sugar to the European Complaint Authorities. 

Grain For Good webinar registration still open

Bakery professionals can gain insight and free expert advice on using whole grains by signing up to the latest British Baker webinar.

Crantock Bakery talks possibility of second site

Cornish firm Crantock Bakery has spoken of plans for a second factory following a near six-fold increase in production.  

British wheat quality on the up

A cereal survey has revealed a year-on-year improvement in Britain’s wheat quality.

ADM milling see's promising results for crop
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Skyfall crop harvest has positive outlook

ADM Milling has described the first 2014 harvest of Skyfall, a commercial crop, as ‘very promising’.

Anaerobic plant plans for malted ingredients company

Muntons, the UK malted ingredients company, is to invest £5.4m in an anaerobic digestion plant to treat liquid waste from its Stowmarket headquarters. 

Channel 4 Dispatches:
Supermarkets: The Real Price of Cheap Food aired on Monday
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Documentary highlights health and safety issues at honeytop bakery

Bakery supplier Honeytop Speciality Foods was featured on television’s Channel 4 after a reporter went undercover in the factory, allegedly discovering numerous health and safety breaches. 

Jo Johnson:
Orpington MP outside the Allied bakery site
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Allied Bakeries to shut Orpington bakery

Allied Bakeries, producer of Kingsmill and Allinson, is looking to shut its Orpington bakery, affecting about 170 jobs.

British sugar dispute still impacts RGFC sales

Bakery ingredients supplier The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) reveals sales are still being impacted by ‘anti-competitive’ behaviour by British Sugar, part of Associated British Foods (ABF).

2 Sisters satisfies FSA auditors

Food Standards Agency audits into the 2 Sisters Food Group sites enmeshed in The Guardian poultry investigation have found both sites to be adequate.

Hovis to axe 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs are set to be axed at Hovis’ Leicester factory.

2 Sisters non-executive director steps down

2 Sisters food group has announced that Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has accepted a post as Business Minister, and will step down as a non-executive director with immediate effect. 

Anglia Maltings acquires Micronized Food Products

Anglia Maltings has acquired food and cereals manufacturer Micronized Food Products (MFP) for an undisclosed sum.

Study fins pesticides in bread
'Scaremongering':
The federation of bakers claim the report is missleading
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FOB hits back at bread pesticide ‘scaremongering’

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has slammed a report claiming two thirds of bread contains pesticides. 

The grocer rich list
Rich List:
Bakers make The Grocer's top 100
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Host of bakery figures make Rich List

A horde of bakery players have made BB’s sister title The Grocer’s 2014 Rich List.

Hovis pull contract job losses Swansea
Cost and finance:
Hovis may move work from Swansea to to Avenmouth
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Forty jobs at risk with threat of Hovis contract move

Hovis could end its contract with a logistics company, which would result in 40 job cuts or the entire work force.

Geary's bakery expands
Geary's bakery
The bakery will double their capacity with extension
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Leading craft bakery joins with Federation of Bakers following £2m extension plans

Loughborough based bakery, Geary’s bakery has joined the Federation of Bakers as their 10th full member.

Callebaut's Chocolate Academy
Callebaut's Chocolate Academy
The centre welcomes professionals from all around the world
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Callebaut opens new flagship Chocolate Academy centre in Belgium

Callebaut’s new Chocolate Academy centre opened in Belgium yesterday, which will now enable state-of-the-art training to up to 1,000 professionals a year.

The Buttermilk Confectionery Co
The Buttermilk Confectionery Co
Expanding: The Buttermilk Confectionery Co team celebrates the purchase of a new factory
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Cornish fudge producer to double its factory size

A family-run Cornish fudge business has acquired a site to build a new £500,000 factory, which will almost double its production space and output. 

New European warehouse boosts packaging firm’s sales

Mariani Packing, the largest independently-owned producer and packer of dried fruit in the world, said it had seen increased sales since the opening of its European warehouse.

Burton’s hosts students for engineering insight

Burton’s Biscuit Company played host to school students yesterday – so they could get an insight into what it’s like being an engineer in the food and drink industry.

Fletchers appoints new foodservice marketing manager

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has appointed a new marketing manager to help drive the growth of Kara, its foodservice brand.

Co-op relaunch sees own-label bread sales double

The Co-operative says sales of its own-label bread have doubled since it was relaunched and lowered to 75p.

Fox’s Biscuits reveals relaunch details

Fox’s Biscuits is being relaunched with a new look and new products including extending the Rocky brand into the confectionery aisle.

Stag Bakeries lands Russian deal

Stag Bakeries, a leading Scottish wholesale company, has secured a new export contract to Russia.

Ministry of Cake to add second site

Newly independent cake and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake plans to add a second UK site and double turnover in the next three to five years.

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