Manufacture

Greencore to sell chilled desserts business

Greencore is to dispose of its chilled desserts facility in Minsterley, Shropshire, to the Müller Dairy UK group.

Warburtons launches sticky dough equipment

UK bakery manufacturer Warburtons has developed new technology designed to speed up the assessment of dough’s stickiness in commercial bakeries.

New dispute legislation unveiled as study shows caution

The government has unveiled plans for the quicker resolution of workplace disputes – as new research suggested that UK employers remained “cautious” on recruitment.

Warburtons MD departs

Warburtons managing director Robert Higginson has left the business, after agreeing it was “time for a change”.

Rowe’s still hopeful for site extension

A development company that wants to extend Rowe’s Bakery near Falmouth is optimistic its planning appeal will prove successful.

Lottie Shaw’s gain national distribution

Yorkshire craft bakery Lottie Shaw’s looks set to see its products delivered nationwide after signing up distributor Hider Foods.

Indulgence signs Virgin cupcake deal

Indulgence Cupcake Company has said it looks set to boost turnover by 250% after landing a second deal with Virgin Atlantic.

Starbucks acquires US-based baker

Starbucks, the global coffee shop chain, has made its first foray into baking – with the acquisition of the US-based Bay Bread and its La Boulange bakery brand for $100m.

Premier Foods chairman leaves company

Ronnie Bell, the chairman of under-fire Premier Foods, has stepped down from his role after 21 months.

New cake division at 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group has created a new cakes division following its recent bakery acquisitions.

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