Manufacture

Finsbury to invest to meet demand for ‘artisan’ bread

Finsbury Food Group is to invest further to meet demand for artisan-style bread – and said it was committed to growing its business through further acquisitions.

Mash Direct's Lance Hamilton, Trevor McCrum from Hovis Ireland and LacPatrick Dairies' Brendan Lappin
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Ormo Bakery teams up with NI brands for NPD

Belfast-based Ormo Bakery, which is part of Hovis, has teamed up with two other Northern Irish brands to develop new products.

Pladis set to extend direct biscuit wheat sourcing

McVitie’s owner Pladis is to extend its ‘Back to Farm’ direct wheat sourcing initiative.

Rich Products to move production to single site

Sweet bakery manufacturer Rich Products UK is to consolidate all production in a new facility at Andover in Hampshire.

Former McDonald’s US chief joins Aryzta board

Aryzta has made new independent board appointments to help turn the business around, and announced that banks have agreed to underwrite plans to raise €800m (£715m) through a new share offer.

Premier Foods staff raise £27,500 for charity Mind

Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

Will Rhys-Davies with DIFG foodservice controller Chris White
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DIFG secures distribution deal with The Bakeshed

Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) is to distribute The Bakeshed products to contract catering businesses under an exclusive deal.

Pladis targets lunch market with McVitie’s Club cake

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s Cake range with a new product inspired by its orange Club bars, designed to combine cake, biscuits and chocolate in one treat.

Allied Bakeries ups prices to reduce operating loss

Allied Bakeries is continuing to reduce its losses – and will be looking to mitigate the impact of rising wheat prices.

AHDB: Brexit will have major impact on UK milling

A ‘what if’ analysis commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has shown Brexit will have considerable impact on the UK’s milling industry under a range of trade scenarios.

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