Manufacture

Howell House in supermarket deal

Howell House, the cakes and biscuits division of Irish company Irwin’s Bakery, has secured a £400,000 export deal with Tesco and Asda.

Warburtons’ closures hits company profits

Warburtons has seen a 37% decline in profits to £16.3m in 2011, which the firm has attributed to the restructuring of its bakery operations.

Final liquidation for Firkins

Firkins Bakery has been fully liquidated for £33,024, following the closure of its production site and 40 redundancies last May.

Pennington BBS chairman for ninth consecutive year

Marshall Pennington has been announced as The Bakers’ Benevolent Society’s chairman of trustees for 2012/13 – his ninth year in a row in the position.

Fletchers awarded for blaze turnaround

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has been awarded a top accolade after turning around the business following a massive blaze at its Sheffield manufacturing site six years ago.

Bakers welcome results of DoH salt study

Average salt intake in the England is falling, according the latest Department of Health (DoH) Urinary Analysis.

Almondy receives halal certification

Swedish bakery firm Almondy has been awarded halal certification for its range of almond-based tarta.

United Biscuits launches recycling initiative

United Biscuits has partnered up with recycling firm TerraCycle UK to develop a UK biscuit wrapper recycling scheme.

Mrs Crimble's launches giveaway initiative

Mrs Crimble’s has launched a giveaway campaign inviting consumers to nominate individuals to receive free gluten-free bakery goods.

In pictures: ABST Conference 2012

This year’s Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) Conference at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire included bakery competitions, presentations from those within the industry and a prestigious awards dinner celebrating new talent.

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