Manufacture

BFP Wholesale goes into administration

Bakery indredients supplier BFP Wholesale has gone into administration and announced 74 redundancies at its Highbridge and Sevenoaks sites.

Kate’s Cakes to close Ashington and Esher sites

Staff at the CSM Bakery Solutions-owned Kate’s Cakes sites in West Sussex and Surrey were given a letter on Wednesday (27 April) informing them that the outlets are to close “by the end of 2017”.

Leicester MP rounds on Samworth

Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West, has demanded that Ginsters' manufacturer Samworth Brothers scrap their newly-imposed contracts, as they are accused of “systematic bullying”.

Lincat takes on two new managers

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

New chiller and freezer from Jestic

The new addition to the product portfolio from Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment, made by Irinox, has been dubbed the “fastest blast chiller in its category”.

Mono Equipment revamps roll-forming unit

Mono Equipment has revamped its Two-Pocket Roll Plant divider and rounder with a new roll forming unit.

New packaging for Baker Street rolls from Carrs

The Baker Street soft rolls, made by Carrs Foods, now have branded display trays produced by DS Smith.

Samworth Brothers in NLW row

Ginsters’ manufacturer Samworth Brothers remains embroiled in controversy surrounding alleged cuts to pay and conditions, which have been made in a bid to offset the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW).

Kudos Blends presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Ingredients supplier Kudos Blends has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 in the international trade category.

Changes to Finsbury board

Retail and foodservice bakery group Finsbury Food has a new non-executive director in Zoe Morgan, and is to lose a non-executive director in Edward Beale. 

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