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John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group
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Finsbury shares up on preliminary results

Shares in Finsbury Food Group, the large bakery manufacturer and supplier, rose 25% yesterday after the company announced pre-tax profits had grown by 76% to £11.4m last year.

Charlotte Marrifield, Harrogate Cake Company and Jon Haw, Royal Bank of Scotland
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Pastry expert buys Harrogate Cake Company

Top pastry chef Charlotte Marrifield has bought the Harrogate Cake Company with funding support from the Royal Bank of Scotland for an undisclosed sum.

Profits and sales rise at ‘transformational’ Finsbury Food Group

Finsbury Food Group saw profit before tax soar by 76% to £11.4m last year, it revealed this morning.

Video: Baking Industry Awards

The Baking Industry Awards may have been and gone for 2015 - but you can relive the glamour of the fabulous evening thanks to our exclusive video.

Cupcakes take over the internet

National Cupcake Week took the internet by storm last week, reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter.

CSM adds new topped and filled muffins

A four-strong range of topped and filled muffins is on the way from CSM Bakery Solutions.

Pork Farms
Pork Farms Food has launched a new corporate name
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Pork Farms Group rebrands as Addo Food Group

Pork Farms Group, the chilled food producer, has rebranded as Addo Food Group, following the acquisition of the chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods. 

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BFP appoints Ed Rowlands as operations director
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Exclusive: BFP appoints new ops director and invests £1m in fleet

Bakery supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new operations director as it also revealed it had replaced 75% of its transport fleet at the cost of £1m. 

Wessex Mill
Wessex Mill recalls spelt flour over labeling issue
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Miller recalls ‘low gluten’ flour

Wessex Mill has recalled some of its spelt flour which contains gluten because they are labelled “low gluten”. 

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New Britain Oil's refinery in Liverpool has seen investment of more than £40m
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New Britain Oils expands production capacity

New Britain Oils, the producer of sustainable palm oil products, has increased its bakery fats production capability by 30%. 

Hethertons raises £750 for Cumbrian charities

Hethertons, the Carlise-based bread brand, has raised £750 for three different Cumbrian charities.

Exports
UK bakery exports are up but were impacted by the strength of the pound
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Bakery a highlight as exports fall

Cereals and bakery exports increased by 10% in the first half of the year – but total food and drink sales abroad fell because of the strength of the pound. 

Mr Kipling extends sharing cake range

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling cake lines to target sharing occasions, as it prepares for a complete packaging redesign.

Orchard Valley
Orchard Valley's new hub in Leominster is up and running
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Investment pays off for cake ingredients company

Orchard Valley, the cake decoration and ingredients firm, has seen turnover rise 35% year on year for two consecutive years following investment. 

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Cadbury
More than 400 million Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons are produced at the Bournville site daily
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Mondelēz extends Cadbury production

A new Cadbury production line has opened at Mondelēz International’s site in Birmingham as part of a £75m investment. 

Ministry of Cake
Ministry of Cake is struggling to fill long-standing vacancies
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Somerset cake factory struggles to recruit workers

Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has blamed good employment rates and the stereotype against factory work for ongoing vacancies at the company. 

New distribution facility for cake ingredients firm

Cake decoration and ingredients company Orchard Valley Foods has today opened a new 42,000sq ft distribution hub in Herefordshire.

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Pudding
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Ministry of Pudding storms through production targets

Ministry of Pudding, the Torbay-based pudding manufacturer, is halfway to achieving five-year trading targets in its first year of opening.

Pat the Baker
Pat the Baker has bought part of Irish Pride
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Irish Pride ‘sold’ to Pat the Baker

The sale of the majority of Irish Pride Bakeries’ assets to Pat the Baker has reportedly been agreed for around €7m (£4.9m). 

Walnuts
Cottage Kitchen recalled products that did not state the presence of walnuts
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NI bakery recalls traybakes after incorrect labelling

A Northern Ireland bakery has recalled a product after incorrect labelling neglected to state the presence of walnuts. 

Genius
Genius has taken "corrective actions" following its June Bathgate bakery gluten contamination
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Genius takes 'actions' after contamination

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said “corrective actions” have been undertaken by gluten-free brand Genius following its product contamination crisis in June this year. 

Lotus Bakeries buys majority stake in Nākd

Belgian biscuit and cake company Lotus Bakeries has taken over a majority stake Natural Balance Foods, the company behind the Nākd and TREK brands.

The Fabulous Bakers outlines growth plans

The Fabulous Bakers has spoken of ambitions to grow into Europe in the near future.

Hovis introduces ‘Good Inside’ loaves

Hovis has tapped into government guidelines that the UK needs more fibre by launching its new Hovis Good Inside range.

SSP acquires 32 bakery outlets in Germany

SSP Group has agreed to acquire 32 German bakery outlets from confectioner Wiener Feinbäckerei Heberer, for a cash consideration of ‘approximately’ £5m.

Aryzta scoops up Irish foodservice firm

Bakery specialist Aryzta has acquired Dublin’s La Rousse Foods, as it continues its “ambitious” growth plans in Ireland.

CSM relocates headquarters to US

Bakery Ingredients firm CSM Bakery Solutions is relocating its global headquarters to the US from Amsterdam.

Frank Roberts
Mike Roberts collects the award
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Roberts Bakery picks up Made in the UK Award

Cheshire bakery Frank Roberts & Sons has won a manufacturing award following a year that saw its market share rise from 2.95% to 3.44% [Nielsen w/e 20 June 2015].

The 'Not in our bread' campaign has been fired up by The Soil Association
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Bread industry hits back at 'misleading' pesticide campaign

A campaign to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has been branded ‘misleading’ for targeting bread. 

Bakkavör sells off pizza firm

Bakkavör Group has completed the sale of its remaining pizza business to Dreamfood.

Acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast set for patent

A Canada-based global ingredients company has developed a non-GMO acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast.

Fire crews attend the blaze at British Bakels in Bicester
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Production unaffected by blaze at Bakels

British Bakels is back in full production following a fire in its powder plant.

Royals open Welsh Baking Academy

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened a new £4m Baking Academy and Innovation Centre built by the Village Bakery at Wrexham Industrial Estate yesterday.

Gunstones bakery workers to strike

Eleventh-hour talks at Gunstones bakery have failed to avert secondary strike action, after the union dubbed a proposed pay offer from management “unacceptable”.

Maltings firm welcomes students on food science project

Edme has hosted several groups of students at its Mistley-based maltings, as it continues to support education in food science.

Premier invests millions in Mr Kipling snack pack line

Premier Foods has unveiled a new £20m cake line in Barnsley, to double production of Mr Kipling snack packs.

Hovis drives premium loaves in landmark campaign

Hovis is relaunching its Seeded and Granary ranges, in what it calls its biggest campaign since the new ownership.

Irish Pride Taghmon site
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Potential deal for Irish Pride Bakeries on cards

It is rumoured that a rescue-deal for Irish Pride Bakeries is under way, after it went into receivership last month.

Gunstones bakery ‘last-ditch’ talks continue

Union leaders have said ‘as of yet’ further strikes at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery will still go ahead.

Jon Gatfield has left Rank Hovis after just five months
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Rank Hovis boss departs

The managing director of flour miller Rank Hovis has left the business just five months after joining.

Gunstones bakery to enter final pay talks

Final efforts to end the pay dispute at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield will take place next week.

Start-up Irish biscuit firm makes €15m investment

New biscuit manufacturer The East Coast Bakehouse is to invest €15m (£10.7m) in its manufacturing facility in Drogheda, Ireland.

2 Sisters to invest in biscuits

Food giant 2 Sisters Food Group is investing in biscuit and pizza categories, it has revealed in its Q3 results.

£12k-worth of Burton's biscuits stolen in Wales

A trailer full of biscuits worth £12,000 has been stolen from Burton’s Biscuits factory in Wales.

Genius: highs and lows

Since the launch of the brand in 2009, Genius has come a long way, expanding its product range and customer base and becoming one of the UK’s biggest gluten-free brands.

Workers strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

Bakers at Gunstones Bakery, Sheffield, have gone on strike today (15 June) over a pay freeze.

Irish Pride goes into receivership

Irish Pride Bakeries, one of Ireland's biggest plant bakeries, has confirmed that it has gone into receivership.

gluten free
The free from category has plenty of growth left
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Gluten-free set for more aggressive growth

The meteoric rise of gluten-free is set to continue for at least three years before starting to plateau. 

Schär gluten-free brand launches in UK

Dr Schär has launched gluten-free brand Schär, which is well known in Europe, in the UK with nine new products.

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