Manufacture

Brakes Group sold to US firm for £2.2bn

Brakes Group, the food supplier that had purportedly been considering a flotation, has been sold to US company Sysco in a deal worth $3.1bn (£2.2bn).

ABF: earnings per share will miss targets

Associated British Foods (ABF), parent company of bakery brand Kingsmill, has warned that earnings per share will be lower than expected for its half year results, due out in April. 

Hovis launches chia bread

With its Hovis Seed Sensations Chia Bread, Hovis has become the first major bread brand to launch chia bread in the UK.  

Museum puts historic mill to good use

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings plans to mill its own flour with one of its exhibits, which it will then use to make bread.

Tate & Lyle on track for forecast profit

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, said it expected full-year reported adjusted pre-tax profit to be "modestly below" last year’s full-year figures.

Tower Bakery wins £10,000 in Dawn competition

Perthshire-based Tower Bakery has won £10,000 worth of bakery equipment, in a competition run by Dawn Foods, in conjunction with Mono Equipment.

Real Good Food acquires Chantilly for £1.75M

Frozen desserts supplier Chantilly Patisserie will be run as a trading division of Haydens Bakery, a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Good Food (RGF). 

Charity baking event in Navenby

Pete Welbourne, former owner of Welbourne’s Bakery in Lincolnshire, is hosting Bread Make, Bake and Taste in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Roberts Bakery extends distribution reach

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has extended its customer reach, with a new deal to distribute from the Corby site of logistical firm Bibby Distribution.

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