Manufacture

Pan'Artisan
Chefs were hands on with the dough
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Pan'Artisan launches new kitchen

Pan’Artisan has launched a new kitchen facility by hosting a workshop with the Craft Guild of Chefs. 

Geary's
Geary's Bakery has a successful contract with Aldi
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Geary's plans new bakery site

Loughborough based Geary’s Bakery is planning another factory after outgrowing its current site. 

Hovis
Hovis is the second-best selling bread brand in the UK
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Jobs "at risk" at Hovis bakery

Hovis has confirmed that almost 50 jobs are “at risk” at its crumpet and bread factory in Wigan. 

Greencore
Greencore invests millions in Worksop site
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Greencore makes 'multi-million' investment at Worksop site

Convenience giant Greencore has made a multi-million pound investment at its Worksop sandwich distribution hub. 

McGhee's
McGhee's Scotch pies
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McGhee’s plans £3m bakery extension

Glasgow-based McGhee's Bakery is investing £3m to extend its bakery, it has been revealed. 

Sales climb to nearly €1bn for Aryzta

Aryzta, the Swiss-based bakery group behind brands like Delice de France and Otis Spunkmeyer, saw its third-quarter revenue climb 13.2% to nearly €1bn. 

Real Good Food: bakery and cakes showing growth

Real Good Food plans to focus on its cake decorating and bakery arm, the company revealed this morning.

Olive oil shortage threat

Soaring olive oil prices and the looming threat of shortages caused by poor harvests in Italy and Spain could force speciality bread bakers to increase prices.

Wholesaler Bidvest changes name

UK foodservice provider Bidvest 3663 will now be known as Bidvest Foodservice.

Warburtons
Warburtons Thins plant officially opens in Burnley
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Warburtons opens Burnley Sandwich Thins plant

Bread giant Warburtons has officially opened its new £20m sandwich alternatives plant in Burnley. 

Bakery charged over contaminated water

Irish bakery brand Easibake Food has been found guilty of using contaminated water in its products at its Pontypool facility in Wales.

Premier Foods reports full-year losses, due to impairment of sweet sector

Food giant Premier Foods has increased its losses due to impairment charges, largely related to its sweet business, which includes the Mr Kipling brand.

Video: Baker of the Year at Brook Food

In an attempt to boost British Baker’s baking skills, the team visited Brook Food in Somerset where we caught up with Mark Bennett, our 2014 Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year.

Andrew Ingredients
Andrew Ingredients makes major investment
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Bakery ingredients firm invests £750k in facilities

Northern Ireland-based bakery ingredients supplier Andrew Ingredients is investing £750,000 that will include two new-build projects at its facilities in Lisburn. 

EDME invests £2m in manufacturing site

Bakery ingredients supplier EDME is investing over £2m into its manufacturing facilities in Essex.

Carlisle bakery goes up in flames

The Lakeland Bake bakery in Carlisle has been destroyed in a fire, with the cause as yet unconfirmed. 

Bright Blue Foods aims to boost turnover with licensed cakes and own-label goods
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Bright Blue Foods sets sight on £100m in sales

Cake firm Bright Blue Foods has said it will target £100m in sales in the next four years, after investing £2m in its Blackburn bakery.

McGhee’s named Scottish Baker of the Year

McGhee’s Bakery has been named Scottish Baker of the Year.

Aunt Bessie's
Aunt Bessie's makes a first move into the ambient cake market
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Aunt Bessie’s moves into cakes

Yorkshire pudding favourite Aunt Bessie’s is expanding into the ambient cake category through a licensing agreement with Bright Blue Foods. 

Fudge firm triples production capacity

Cornish fudge company, The Buttermilk Confectionery Co, has completed its move to a new £600k site, tripling production space.

British Sugar factory at Bury St Edmunds
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Farmers’ alliance to stage British Sugar protest

A farmer’s movement is to march outside British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory today (29 April) to protest the “lack of support” for small-scale producers.

Richard Pegg, Wrights van sales manager
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Wrights invests in delivery vans

Wrights Food Group has made a major investment in its delivery fleet to meet sales needs.

United Biscuits Ambassadors Club (UBAC)
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United Biscuits forms retail Ambassadors Club

United Biscuits (UB) has announced the launch of its “exclusive retailer Ambassadors Club” as it increases its focus on the convenience sector.

CMA gives provisional clearance for Pork Farms merger

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Pork Farms Group’s acquisition of chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods.

Kingsmill
Allied Bakeries speaks about Kingsmill sliced's delisting in Tesco
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AUDIO: Allied Bakeries speaks of delisting and the bread market

An Allied Bakeries director has told British Baker of hopes to get Kingsmill bread back on Tesco shelves following its recent delisting. 

Warburtons launches Thin Bagels

Warburtons has invested £7m in its new range of Thin Bagels.

Kingsmill
Nick Law, operations director at Allied Bakeries
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Allied Bakeries makes £31m bakery investment

Allied Bakeries has made a £31m investment at its Stevenage bakery - completing its multi-million pound capital expenditure programme. 

Strike to disrupt Fox’s Biscuits production

Production at the Batley Fox’s Biscuits factory in West Yorkshire is expected to be disrupted, following an engineering workers strike.

Farm Shop & Deli show the biggest yet

Next week’s Farm Shop & Deli Show is set to be the biggest yet – with 200 new exhibitors and a bigger machinery, packaging and equipment offer.

Own-brand bakery rescued from administration

All 60 jobs at supermarket own-brand bakery Bakeaway have been secured after the business was bought out of administration.

Swapping guns for buns: Stallone meets Warburtons

Hollywood movie star Sylvester Stallone starred in Warburtons’ multi-million pound advert this weekend, for the new campaign ‘The Deliverers’.

The new own branded packaging means the bakery can expand into retailers
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Exclusive: Raise Bakery reveals major expansion plans

Sussex-based Raise Bakery has revealed plans to open its first branded retail site in Hove, as it aims to expand the business nationwide.

TV co seeks bakers for Victorian series

The BBC is looking for a selection of bakers to take part in a new series about baking in the Victorian era.

Bakkavör sees corporate credit rating upgraded

Chilled food and bakery producer Bakkavör has seen its corporate credit rating rise from a B- (positive outlook) to B (stable).

Bridor Inc
Bridor plans major USA factory extension
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Bridor invests £21.5m in US bakery site

French bakery specialist Bridor is investing $32m (£21.5m) in expanding its Vineland site in New Jersey. 

Barry Callebaut
Barry Callabaut posts good results
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Barry Callebaut outpaces chocolate market in latest results

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut Group has outperformed the chocolate market in its half-year results. 

New Cooplands site owner to seek bakery tenant

The new owner of the former Cooplands (Doncaster) site hopes to find a bakery tenant for it, to ensure continued use as a bakery.

Gunstones
Gunstones Bakery invested £10m in site extension
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Gunstones sees £10m spend for hot cross bun bakery

2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in a new state-of-the-art bakery extension at its Gunstones Bakery site in Dronfield, near Sheffield. 

Aryzta
Aryzta buys 49% stake in Picard
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Aryzta to take stake in French food retailer

Swiss bakery group Aryzta has entered into negotiations to acquire a 49% stake in Picard - a speciality French food retailer, owned by private equity group Lion Capital. 

Phil Brooks
Chevler's Phil Brooks will spearhead the new division
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Baking case firm Chevler sets up papers division

UK baking case manufacturer Chevler has established a speciality papers division. 

WC Rowe
WC Rowe commits to paying living wage from November 2015
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WC Rowe is largest baker to commit to the living wage

Cornish baker WC Rowe has become the third and largest baker to commit to paying the living wage. 

Kraft and Heinz merge to create food giant

Kraft Foods, parent company of Mondelez, has merged with H J Heinz, resulting in what has been called the fifth-largest food and drink company in the world.

The new site at Prologis Park, Heathrow
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Food-to-go group expands capacity with new lease

Adelie Foods Group is to lease a 100,000sq ft distribution site in Heathrow in a bid to expand capacity.

Finsbury’s share price hits highest level in a year

Finsbury Food Group’s share price closed yesterday (23 March) almost 6% higher than on opening that day at 73.6p, up 5.9%.

The new factory will open Bodmin in June
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Proper Cornish gets set for new plant opening

Pasty company Proper Cornish is to open its new £6.5m factory in Bodmin this June.

Redesign for Braces Bakery

Braces Bakery has rebranded its sliced bread, with packaging that will improve the firm’s carbon footprint. 

Tim Davies, chief executive of Carr's
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Carr’s Milling proposes name change

Carr’s Milling Industries is to change its name, in order to better reflect the broad operations the company runs.

Tesco to delist Kingsmill sliced

Tesco is to delist the entire range of Kingsmill’s sliced loaves as part of its new “volume-driven strategy”.

Roberts invests millions in new bread facility

Cheshire-based bakery Frank Roberts & Sons has invested in a new multi-million-pound bakery to produce its branded Roberts Bakery bread.

Feel Free For Gluten Free doughnuts
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Gluten-free brand sets up plant in Worthing

Free-from food brand Feel Free For Gluten Free has acquired its own manufacturing site in Worthing, West Sussex, in a move that will increase production by around 20%.

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