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TV co seeks bakers for Victorian series

The BBC is looking for a selection of bakers to take part in a new series about baking in the Victorian era.

Bakkavör sees corporate credit rating upgraded

Chilled food and bakery producer Bakkavör has seen its corporate credit rating rise from a B- (positive outlook) to B (stable).

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Bridor plans major USA factory extension
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Bridor invests £21.5m in US bakery site

French bakery specialist Bridor is investing $32m (£21.5m) in expanding its Vineland site in New Jersey. 

Barry Callebaut
Barry Callabaut posts good results
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Barry Callebaut outpaces chocolate market in latest results

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut Group has outperformed the chocolate market in its half-year results. 

New Cooplands site owner to seek bakery tenant

The new owner of the former Cooplands (Doncaster) site hopes to find a bakery tenant for it, to ensure continued use as a bakery.

Gunstones
Gunstones Bakery invested £10m in site extension
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Gunstones sees £10m spend for hot cross bun bakery

2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in a new state-of-the-art bakery extension at its Gunstones Bakery site in Dronfield, near Sheffield. 

Aryzta
Aryzta buys 49% stake in Picard
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Aryzta to take stake in French food retailer

Swiss bakery group Aryzta has entered into negotiations to acquire a 49% stake in Picard - a speciality French food retailer, owned by private equity group Lion Capital. 

Phil Brooks
Chevler's Phil Brooks will spearhead the new division
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Baking case firm Chevler sets up papers division

UK baking case manufacturer Chevler has established a speciality papers division. 

WC Rowe
WC Rowe commits to paying living wage from November 2015
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WC Rowe is largest baker to commit to the living wage

Cornish baker WC Rowe has become the third and largest baker to commit to paying the living wage. 

Kraft and Heinz merge to create food giant

Kraft Foods, parent company of Mondelez, has merged with H J Heinz, resulting in what has been called the fifth-largest food and drink company in the world.

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