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Jacksons’ £40m sandwich bread factory opens

Jacksons has opened a new £40m bakery that can produce 10,000 loaves of sandwich bread an hour.

Irwin’s strike postponed as firm makes union new offer

A strike due to start today (26 September) at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland has been postponed after the company made another offer to workers.

Bakery giants pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Hovis, Warburtons and Premier Foods are among 90 of the UK’s biggest food retailers and suppliers to pledge to halve food waste by 2030 as part of a “ground-breaking” industry roadmap.

Hovis launches sourdough bloomer and seeded batch

Hovis is looking to tap the growing premium bread market with the launch of a white bloomer baked with sourdough and a seeded batch loaf.

Pladis chief executive Cem Karakaş steps down

McVitie’s owner Pladis has launched a search for a new chief executive following the exit of Cem Karakaş.

Irwin’s says workers’ strike will not impact operations

Operations at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland will not be impacted by a workers’ strike over pay, chief executive Michael Murphy has said today (21 September).

Barry Callebaut buys Burton’s chocolate facility

Barry Callebaut has bought Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate production site and entered into a long-term supply agreement with the biscuit manufacturer.

Real Good Food supports Brighter Foods investment

Real Good Food Group, which this month sold Haydens Bakery, says rationalisation and new funding are enabling it to support investment in other parts of its business, such as Brighter Foods.

Bakkavor Bread to recruit 200 staff at bakery sites

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has launched a recruitment drive to find 200 new staff for its bread division.

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