Manufacture

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%.

Brioche Pasquier:
The new Milton Keynes factory should be operational by the end of this year
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Brioche Pasquier completes UK site

French patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has completed the build of its first UK bakery, in Milton Keynes.

Adelie Foods is behind the popular sandwich brand, URBAN eat
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Private equity firm snaps up Adelie Foods

Food-to-go giant Adelie Foods has been acquired by the European arm of global private equity firm, H.I.G Capital.

Wrights
Wrights confectionery production is up 32%
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Wrights boosts confectionery with £6m spend

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group’s £6m investment in a new confectionery line has increased productivity by 32% in the last 12 months. 

Sheldon's Bakery rebranded products
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Manchester bakery sights 27% sales uplift after rebrand

Manchester-based firm Sheldon’s Bakery has set its sights on a 27% sales increase over the course of this year, after relaunching the brand.

Gluten-free plans for Chaucer Foods

Chaucer Foods, a global ingredients producer, has spoken of its plans to expand into gluten-free bakery items by 2016.

Bread tops food waste list, finds study

Latest research has found that 25% of adults waste their bread – topping the list for the most thrown-away item.

New food skills career website launched

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink has launched a new website to encourage more youngsters into the industry.

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

Industry helps ‘Bread Nose Day’ event

The baking industry is lending a hand to a trio of amateur bakers, who will bake bread through the night to raise money for Comic Relief.

Fox's Biscuit Batley:
up to 80 jobs at risk
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Up to 80 jobs at risk at Fox's Biscuits site

Fox’s Biscuits has confirmed there could be redundancies at its Batley factory, West Yorkshire.

Michael Murphy, new chief executive of Irwin's Bakery
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Irwin’s Bakery appoints new chief executive

Northern Irish firm Irwin’s Bakery has appointed a new chief executive to strategically manage the business.

Bakery union calls for £10 minimum wage

A major bakery workers’ union has released a video in its campaign to up pay to £10 per hour.

Fabulous Bakin’ Boys plan business transformation

Muffin and flapjack brand, Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, is set to begin a major brand re-launch in what it has called the brand's "most important year".

FSA continues investigation into undeclared almond presence
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Paprika is probable culprit in bakery product recall

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that a batch of paprika is “most likely” the source of undeclared almond protein in three food products that have been recalled. 

FoB offers free health and safety advice

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is now offering a free copy of its publication A Baker’s Dozen, to be downloaded online.

Bakery firm strikes deal for Middle East

Surrey bakery manufacturer Monty’s Bakehouse has partnered with a leading food group to start selling products in the Middle East.

Tate & Lyle issues new profit warning

Tate & Lyle, the international food ingredients, supplier has issued its third profit warning in a year.

Christophe Duchez, export director of Grands Moulins de Paris
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French flour prices rise after poor harvest

French millers have been forced to source strong wheat from Canada for the first time in decades, after heavy rain damaged the 2014 harvest.

Allied Bakeries announces 100% sustainable palm oil usage

Allied Bakeries, owner of brand Kingsmill, has announced that it will now be using 100% sustainably sourced palm oil.

The new Jammie Dodger cake from Burton's and Finsbury Foods
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Finsbury and Burton’s launch Jammie Dodgers cake

Burton’s Biscuit Company has partnered with Finsbury Foods to launch its first licensed product: the Jammie Dodgers Celebration Cake.

Simon Wooster (l), Edme technical director with Peter Tichbon (r), Edme managing director outside the Gluten-Free Mill
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Edme opens new gluten-free facility

Edme, the bakery ingredients supplier and manufacturer, has opened a new gluten-free mill.

Maryland Soft Baked
Maryland Soft Baked have launched to good reaction
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Video: Burton’s director of sweet sets out strategy

British Baker met Toby Baker, director of sweet at Burton’s Biscuits Company, for a tour of Blackpool’s Cookie Centre of Excellence and to discuss this month’s launch of Maryland Soft Baked cookies as well as other plans for the future. 

ACS&T will distribute the frozen bakery goods
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Bakery firm signs new distribution deal

A frozen bakery company has signed a five-year contract with food logistics specialist ACS&T to distribute its products.

Trade bodies combat negative image of bread

Two bakery trade organisations have met up to discuss the negative press around bread.

Vandemoortele buys Italian bakery products firm

European frozen bakery producer Vandemoortele has acquired Lanterna-Agritech (LAG), a producer of frozen focaccia and bread in Italy.

Burton's new Maryland Softbake biscuits at the Cookie of Excellence centre, Blackpool
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Burton’s reveals investment and ambitions for power brands

Burton’s Biscuit Company has invested £5m at its Cookie of Excellence Centre in Blackpool as it pursues major plans for its power brands.

Rainbow Dust employs 28 people and operates out of a manufacturing site near Preston in Lancashire.
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Real Good Food buys up cake decoration firm

Real Good Food (RGF) has acquired a specialist supplier of cake decorating products for £4m.

Mono Canol
Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK dealer
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Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK distributor

Bakery equipment manufacturer Mono Equipment will now also distribute all products of fellow manufacturer Canol to the UK. 

Frank Dale Foods:
mini cake selection
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Party food firm aims for turnover boost via exports

Premium party food manufacturer Frank Dale Foods plans to build a £1.5m export business by 2018, working with international trade advisory body UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Biscuit firm strikes $90m Bahrain deal

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has signed a deal to set up a new $90m (£59.15m) biscuit factory in Bahrain.

Middleton brother makes another loss with cake business

The cake business of James Middleton, brother of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has made a loss for its third consecutive year.

Village Bakery to the rescue with crumpets

The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth) has come to the rescue of some hungry local schoolchildren, after their breakfast crumpets were stolen.

ADM and Unilever agree oils and fats business plan

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has signed a joint business development plan (JBDP) to continue to grow its relationship as an oils and fat supplier for Unilever.

New plants and oat shed at Glebe Farm
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Glebe Farm invests in new gluten-free oat mill

Glebe Farm Foods, one of the UK’s biggest gluten-free oat suppliers is to build a new multi-million-pound plant to increase production.

ADM to sell global cocoa business to Olam

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is to sell its global cocoa business to Olam International, the global commodity processer and trader, for £830m ($1.8bn).

CMA to investigate pie giant

The acquisition of Kerry Foods' savoury pastry business by pie-maker Pork Farms is to be investigated by the Competition and Marketing Authorities (CMA).

Real Good Food bullish despite profit drop

The ongoing dispute with a rival sugar company has continued to impact on Real Good Food’s (RGF’s) financial results, as the group showed a pre-tax profit loss of £5.2m.

FSB responds to 2 Sisters payment terms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has responded to the Newsnight report that 2 Sisters Food Group has been criticised for poor payment practices.

2 Sisters own brands such as Fox's Biscuits
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2 Sisters ‘beyond unreasonable’ on contract, says supplier

2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of setting terms which were “beyond unreasonable” by a supplier.

Blaze at McVitie’s factory contained

Around 100 workers were reportedly evacuated from United Biscuit’s Mcvitie’s Stockport factory, after some digestives caught fire.

Robin Jones, Village Bakery managing director
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BIA 12 Days of Christmas: The Village Bakery looks to baking academy to inspire new generation of bakers

On the fifth day of the BIA 12 Days of Christmas feature, British Baker presents to you The Village Bakery’s view on 2015, and its delight with 2014.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Wild Thexton goes into partnership with The Bread Factory

Tom Thexton, winner of the BIA Rising Star Award runs a gluten-free bakery called Wild Thexton, and told British Baker of his huge plans to open a new completely gluten-free bakery with The Bread Factory.

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