Ingredients

Consumers favour healthier eating-out options

Consumers are influenced by the availability of healthier food options when choosing where to eat out, according to the latest figures.

Patisserie Valerie expands sandwich delivery service

Artisan baker and café chain Patisserie Valerie has extended its delivery service to central London.

Baker has food hygiene wake-up call

AW Curtis Bakers and Butchers Ltd has pledged to review its hazard procedures after a screw was found in one of its buns.

Mathiesons Bakery secures £2m Asda contract

Mathiesons Bakery has secured a new £2m supply contract with Asda.

The Co-op cuts bread prices to £1

The Co-operative Food has reduced the price of bread, milk and eggs to £1.

Peter Cook founds own bakery business

Former Price & Sons baker Peter Cook has established his own bread business in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Subway reveals UK and Ireland expansion plans

Subway has announced "ambitious plans" to open 3,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

Heron Corn Mill to re-open Easter Weekend

Heron Corn Mill will re-open to the public on 19 April 2014 following a major refurbishment.

Allied Bakeries hires new category director

Allied Bakeries has appointed Martin Garlick as category director.

Bakkavor avoids pizza plant strike action

Bakkavor has announced that the planned industrial action ballot will not go ahead.

Sainsbury's relaunches basics range

Sainsbury’s is relaunching its basics range with a new campaign.

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

Exclusive: management changes at Macphie

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a management restructure, with current chief executive Alastair Macphie moving to the role of executive chairman.

Marley Coffee outlines 2014 plans for UK

US-based company Marley Coffee is looking to increase its distribution and product lines in the UK and Europe in 2014.

Carr’s Milling sees net debt increase

Carr’s Milling Industries net debt has risen by £6.1m, according to latest reports.

Newburn Bakehouse gains new Tesco listing

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its seeded sandwich thins in Tesco this month.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Stevia’s value to reach £167m by 2017

The value of natural sweetener stevia is forecast to grow to £167m by 2017, according to research group Mintel.

Clayton Park Bakery sends 1,000 pies to Wolverhampton

Clayton Park Bakery has supplied close to 1,000 pies to football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Piebury Corner eyes West End expansion

North London business Piebury Corner is hoping to expand with a restaurant, following three seasons of success.

UK coffee shops to exceed 20,500 by 2018

The UK coffee shop market will exceed 20,500 outlets by 2018, according to latest reports.

Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014.

United Biscuits brings back dunkable Digestives

United Biscuits is returning to the classic recipe for its McVitie’s Digestives, containing more saturated fat.

BLT scoops nation’s favourite sandwich accolade

The BLT has been voted the UK’s favourite sandwich in a poll conducted by the British Sandwich Association.

Early quality reports poor for wheat

Early quality reports poor for wheat

The UK wheat harvest has been progressing steadily, but early reports on quality have been poor, according to the latest ADAS report, published yesterday (23 August).

Slimming cake ingredient could get UK go-ahead

A chemical firm has revealed a powder derived from a cake ingredient could be used to help people lose weight.

Puratos launches new online portal

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has launched a new website as part of a corporate rebranding exercise.

USDA posts downward revision for maize

US maize production estimates have been revised downwards in the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grains: World Markets and Trade report.

CSM sees Q2 improvement

CSM Global has achieved higher sales in the second quarter of 2012, with preparatory work to divest its Bakery Supplies business under way.

Rank Hovis ups price of flour

Following declarations from other millers, including ADM Milling, Rank Hovis has now revealed exclusively to British Baker that it, too, will be increasing the price of its flour.

Views required on vitamin D-rich yeast

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling for views on the application for a vitamin D-rich baker’s yeast to be marketed as a ‘novel food ingredient’.

Edme appoints new MD

Edme, the bakery ingredients producer, has announced that Peter Tichbon, a former director of Allied Bakeries, has joined the group as its new managing director.

Tichbon replaces David Amos, who stepped down earlier this year to take a job with Zeelandia, and joins the Edme on 25 September.

ADM Milling puts up price of flour

Spiralling wheat costs have prompted ADM Milling to put up the price of its flour by £75 per tonne.

Bako partners in Genius foodservice move

Bako has teamed up with Genius Foods as part of the gluten-free bakery brand’s move into the foodservice sector.

Call for better salt labelling to cut cancer risks

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has called for better traffic light labelling on products such as bread in a bid to reduce the number of stomach cancer cases linked to salt consumption.

Elephant Atta sale on OFT radar

The proposed sale of ethnic flour business Elephant Atta to Associated British Foods (ABF) has come under the watchful gaze of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

This week, the OFT issued an ‘invitation to comment’ on the move, which would see Premier Food’s Elephant Atta business sold to rival ABF’s Westmill Foods subsidiary for a cash consideration of £34m.

It is considering whether the acquisition has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation, under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, which could potentially result in a less competitive marketplace, in the area of the ‘supply of chapatti flour’.

Limits near for salt reduction levels

Food manufacturers are reaching their limits in salt reduction, according to the latest research.

Room for progress on health deal

Progress been made, but there is still a long way to go on the pledges made by bakeries as part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

The Worshipful Company of Bakers

has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at Bakers' Hall in London. Pictured left to right with the Master, Peter Gossage (centre), are Graham Duckworth, industrial ingredients specialist at Puratos and the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees' competition chairman, and Simon Jeffreys, chief operating officer for global charity Wellcome Trust.

Rank Hovis sale should be considered, says analyst

Premier Foods should consider selling its milling business Rank Hovis to drive down its £1.2bn debt, a leading City analyst has argued.

Weather takes toll on wheat forecasts

Dull weather in the UK coupled with hot weather in the US has seen the delivered price of UK bread wheat rocket over the past month.

Carr’s unveils plans for new £17m mill

Carr’s Flour has announced plans to build a new £17m flour mill at the port of Kirkcaldy – after the success of moving a wheat distribution area to the location.

ABF’s ingredients see drop in revenue

Associated British Foods' (ABF) ingredients division has seen a 2% reduction in revenue, despite an 11% growth in overall group revenues for the year-to-date.

EDME wins business award

Bakery ingredients supplier EDME is celebrating after winning a regional business award for its commitment to the rural community.

Premier sells ethnic flour business to ABF

Premier Foods has signed a deal to sell its Elephant Atta ethnic flour business to Associated British Foods (ABF) for a cash consideration of £34m.

The firm announced the news this morning and said the move to sell its ethnic flour business to ABF’s Westmill Foods subsidiary would include the Elephant Atta, Elephant Chakki Gold and Fassal brands, predominantly manufactured and packed at the firm’s Southampton-based mill.

Barry Callebaut delivers top-line growth

Barry Callebaut has reported an 8.4% rise in sales revenue in its latest financial results.

CSM given green light for transformation

The proposed move by CSM to ditch its European and North American bakery businesses, and refocus on bio-based ingredients was approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders yesterday (3 July).

RGFC sees strong EBITDA growth

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has posted strong results, with EBITDA up 62% to £9.1m in the 12 months to December 2011.

Rapeseed oil firm to double output

Production is to be doubled at rapeseed oil producer Farrington Oils following a £200,000 investment at its site in Northamptionshire.

ADM shows faith in Group 3 buy-back deals

ADM Milling says interest in its buy-back contracts will increase as more growers reap the benefits of high-yield Group 3 wheat.

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