Manufacture

Pieminister to boost capacity and open new sites

Pieminister is acquiring new plant and machinery and opening three new restaurants after securing £1.65m in financing.

Review of the year 2017: January to March

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Jacksons targets sandwich market with £40m factory

Yorkshire-based bakery Jacksons is investing £40m in a second factory to supply bread for sandwich manufacturers.

Apprentice winner’s cakes recalled due to allergen labelling

Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the cake company started by The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer, has recalled a raft of products due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens. 

The Cake Crew launches premium cupcake brand

Own-label manufacturer The Cake Crew is venturing into the branded market for the first time with a range of ‘premium’ cupcakes called Beautifully Crafted.

More than 30 members of the Australian Cake Decorating Network are visiting the Renshaw Academy
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Renshaw expands into Australian market

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw Professional is continuing its overseas expansion with the opening of an Australian operation.

Revealed: Pladis’ insight into UK snacking habits

McVitie’s owner Pladis has revealed that social media and the boundary between meals and snacks is influencing the UK’s snacking habits.

Strike threat at Allied Bakeries site called off

Threatened strike action by drivers at the Allied Bakeries site in West Bromwich has been called off.

EU introducing legislation on acrylamide reduction

Food businesses must put in place steps to manage acrylamide under EU laws that go into force next year.

EPP partner Koenig creates turnkey subsidiary

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to design and install turnkey projects for bakeries.

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