Manufacture

CO2 supply crisis now impacting bakery industry

Warburtons' crumpet production has become the latest victim of the carbon dioxide shortage.

Warburtons: non-bread drives sales as profits fall

Warburtons’ operating profit fell by more than a third last year as the business was hit by rising costs and a decline in the bread market.

Former Hovis bakery site in Wigan sold for housing

The site of a former Hovis crumpet and bread bakery has been sold to house-builder Taylor Wimpey.

Latest acrylamide survey results published by FSA

Food safety chiefs have said the latest results of its acrylamide testing have not increased its concern about the risk to human health.

Dawn Foods appoints UCB student ambassador

Dawn Foods has named University College Birmingham (UCB) student Rebecca Orrell as its second student ambassador.

Aryzta expands executive team with new hire

Bakery business Aryzta has appointed Rhona O’Brien as its new general counsel and company secretary.

Shareholder reveals why it wants Premier Foods boss out

Oasis Management Company – the largest independent investor in Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – has accused CEO Gavin Darby of driving the business into “its current zombie-like state”.

Premier Foods boss facing pressure from shareholder

Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods has said one of its shareholders is to vote against the reappointment of chief executive officer Gavin Darby.

WJFG buys foodservice ingredients firm Wellocks

Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) has acquired foodservice ingredients business Wellocks.

Bavarian baker opens pretzel shop in Bolton

A self-taught artisan baker has opened a bakery in Greater Manchester after spotting a gap in the market for Bavarian baked goods including homemade pretzels.

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