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Greencore disposes of Ministry of Cake

Convenience food producer Greencore has announced the  disposal of its foodservice desserts business Ministry of Cake in its half-year results.

Folic acid decision delayed

The government will delay its decision to reintroduce folic acid into flour until 2015.

Pieter Totte, executive chairman of The Real Good Food Company
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Sugar dispute blow for The Real Good Food Company

Bakery ingredients supplier The Real Good Food Company (RFGC) has warned that an ongoing dispute with British Sugar will hurt its underlying profits.

Edme strikes new sourdough ingredients deal

Bakery supplier Edme has announced a new partnership deal with sourdough ingredients producer Philibert Savours of France.

Sussex bakery to relocate and expand

A Sussex bakery is upgrading its production facilities after it was given a loan from the East Sussex Invest 3 Regional Growth Fund.

2 Sisters records pre-tax operating loss

The 2 Sisters Food Group has reported a £13.3m operating loss before taxation for the 52 weeks ended 27 July 2013 – up from a loss of just £1.3m the year before.

Up to 150 jobs could go at Kerry Foods
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Kerry Foods announces 150 jobs may go

Up to 150 jobs could be lost at Kerry Foods’ pies and savouries plant in Poole, Dorset, it was revealed yesterday.

Warburtons takes first steps in Channel Islands

Warburtons bread made its debut in the Channel Islands this week, with a roll-out programme to follow.

Daelmans Group snaps up Fabulous Bakin’ Boys

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys has been bought by the Dutch bakery business Daelmans Group for an undisclosed sum.

Warburtons’ employees guilty of bread basket thefts

Two Warburtons employees are due to be sentenced on May 23, after being found guilty in Preston Crown Court of stealing at least 60 lorry loads of bread baskets and recycling them for cash.

FSB hits out at Welsh government over food industry support

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has accused the Welsh Government of failing to support the food industry in Wales following the announced closure of Avana Bakeries in Newport.

Brioche Pasquier starts work on first UK site

Brioche Pasquier has started work on its first UK bakery.

ADM Milling launches new Harvest Sun range

ADM Milling has launched a new Harvest Sun Malted Flour range – following a successful trial with customers.

ADM Milling launches new Harvest Sun range

ADM Milling has launched a new Harvest Sun Malted Flour range – following a successful trial with customers.

Avana Bakeries site in Newport to close
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Newport Avana site to close

 The 2 Sisters-owned Avana Bakeries site in Newport, Wales is to close with the loss of 646 jobs.

2 Sisters to invest in bakery, appoints new head

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Lochlain Feeley to the newly created role of bakery managing director.

Bakels wins Great British Bounce Back title

Bakery ingredients supplier British Bakels has won the Great British Bounce Back – a competition run by the organisers of Foodex – which celebrates food and drink manufacturers that are recovering from the recession and investing for the future.

Hovis joint venture gains EC approval

Premier Foods has been granted competition approval by the European Commission for the deal it struck in January to partly hive off its bread business in a joint venture.

The Heatherslaw Bakery Company to close

The Heatherslaw Bakery Company, the wholesale finished goods company, is to close after 22 years of trading and is to go into liquidation.

Hovis returns to 100% British wheat

Hovis has returned to using 100% British wheat.

Warburtons given permission to build £20m bakery

Warburtons has been granted planning permission to build a new £20m alternative sandwich breads bakery in Burnley.

Kingsmill hopes its new loaf will add fibre to people's diets
The new Kingsmill Great White
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Kingsmill unveils Great White loaf

Allied Bakeries today launched a new white loaf under its Kingsmill brand which it claims will revolutionise the category.

Garvin Darby, Premier Foods' CEO
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Premier Foods announces £1.13bn refinancing deal

Premier Foods has announced a £1.13bn refinancing plan aimed at reducing its heavy debts and reviving the business.

Bakels improves digital presence

Supplier Bakels has embraced the digital revolution with a host of interactive products for the tech-savvy baker.

Brioche Pasquier plans new UK site and expansion

International bakery giant Brioche Pasquier is to open a 250,000sq ft bakery in Milton Keynes in December 2015 as it expands in the UK.

Indulgence Patisserie completes second desserts manufacturing site

Desserts manufacturer Indulgence Patisserie has completed the construction of a second manufacturing facility in Colchester.

Bakels opens “world class” baking centre

Bakels has officially opened a “world class” new baking centre at its HQ in Oxfordshire. 

Insights from the Bakery Market Report 2014

On demand Web Broadcast: British Baker presents expert opinion and discussion on the retail bakery market, offering an insight into its  Bakery Market Report.

The Cavan Bakery announces expansion plans

Family-owned business The Cavan Bakery has opened its sixth retail outlet in Teddington, Middlesex.

Hovis: City reaction and deal by numbers

The development of a joint venture business could “reinvigorate” the Hovis brand, according to a City analyst.

Tesco invests £15m in its Eat Happy Project

Tesco has pledged £15m to help educate children about food via its Eat Happy Project.

Heron Corn Mill to re-open Easter Weekend

Heron Corn Mill will re-open to the public on 19 April 2014 following a major refurbishment.

Southern Co-op reveals Starbucks expansion plans

The Southern Co-operative is looking to open additional Starbucks stores this year.

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

Exclusive: management changes at Macphie

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a management restructure, with current chief executive Alastair Macphie moving to the role of executive chairman.

Marley Coffee outlines 2014 plans for UK

US-based company Marley Coffee is looking to increase its distribution and product lines in the UK and Europe in 2014.

Carr’s Milling sees net debt increase

Carr’s Milling Industries net debt has risen by £6.1m, according to latest reports.

UK coffee shops to exceed 20,500 by 2018

The UK coffee shop market will exceed 20,500 outlets by 2018, according to latest reports.

Strike action on the cards at Hovis Wigan?

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is at loggerheads with Premier Foods over its decision to use agency staff at its Hovis factory in Cale Lane, Wigan.

Warburtons launches April Fool’s loaf

Warburtons has turned an April Fool’s joke into a reality by launching All-Ends, a loaf comprising solely of the crusts of Toastie product.

Kingsmill's Breakfast Squad
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Kingsmill embarks on breakfast programme for kids

Kingsmill has teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to educate school children about the nutritional benefits of breakfast.

Hain Celestial to sell Daily Bread

USA-based The Hain Celestial Group has signed a letter of intent to transfer its sandwich business Daily Bread to a strategic buyer.

Fudges makes appointment for growth

Fudges Bakery has appointed a new member to its sales team in a bid to move the firm from local producer to key category supplier.

Jonathan Warburton leaves beverage board

Jonathan Warburton has stepped down from his role as non-executive director at beverage firm AG Barr.

New jobs on cards as Yorkshire Baker expands

Yorkshire Baker could create up to 300 new jobs as part of an expansion plan, according to the latest reports.

Hovis retains skeleton staff at Eastleigh site

A Hovis production facility in Hampshire, which was due to close in June, could continue to operate until the end of the year.

UB begins search for snacks business buyer

Representatives from United Biscuits’ (UB) snacks business have talked to a handful of potential buyers, according to the latest reports.

Kingsmill lines up new breakfast items

Kingsmill has targeted the breakfast category with the launch of a new line of products.

United Biscuits targets Halloween

United Biscuits (UB) has created a new line of Halloween and Bonfire Night-themed products under its McVitie’s Cake Company (MCC) business.

Jobs saved at The Cake Crew

Around 100 jobs at The Cake Crew were under threat following an incident at its north Wales site this week.

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